Command: zip

  ZIP is a compression and file packaging utility, like PKZIP.

Syntax:

  zip [-AcdDefFghjJklLmoqrRSTuvXz019@$] [-b path] [-n suffixes]
      [-t mmddyyyy] [-tt mmddyyyy] [ zipfile [ file1 file2 ...]]
      [-xi list]
  The default action is to add or replace zipfile entries from list,
  which can include the special name - to compress standard input
  If zipfile and list are omitted, zip compresses stdin to stdout.

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Options:

  -A   Adjust self-extracting executable archive.
  -c   Add one-line comments for each file.
  -d   Remove (delete) entries from a zip archive. For example:
       zip -d foo foo/tom/junk foo/harry/\* \*.o will remove the entry
       foo/tom/junk, all of the files that start with foo/harry/, and
       all of the files that end with .o (in any path).
  -D   Do not create entries in the zip archive for directories.
  -e   Encrypt the contents of the zip archive using a password which
       is entered on the terminal in response to a prompt (this will
       not be echoed; if standard error is not a tty, zip will exit
       with an error). The password prompt is repeated to save the
       user from typing errors. Note that this encrypts with standard
       pkzip encryption which is considered weak.
  -f   Replace (freshen) an existing entry in the zip archive only
       if it has been modified more recently than the version already
       in the archive.
  -F   Fix the zip archive. (-FF try harder) 
       -D  do not add directory entries
       -A  adjust self-extracting exe 
  -g   Grow (append to) the specified zip archive, instead of creating
       a new one.
  -h   Display the zip help information (this also appears if zip is
       run with no arguments).
  -j   Store just the name of a saved file (junk the path), and do
       not store directory names. By default, zip will store the full
       path
  -J   Strip any prepended data (e.g. a SFX stub) from the archive.
  -k   Attempt to convert the names and paths to conform to MSDOS,
       store only the MSDOS attribute (just the user write attribute
       from UNIX), and mark the entry as made under MSDOS (even though
       it was not); for compatibility with PKUNZIP under MSDOS which
       cannot handle certain names such as those with two dots.
  -l   Translate the Unix end-of-line character LF into the MSDOS con-
       vention CR LF.
  -ll  Translate the MSDOS end-of-line CR LF into Unix LF.
  -L   Display the zip license.
  -m   Move the specified files into the zip archive; actually,
       this deletes the target directories/files after making the
       specified zip archive. 
  -MM  All input patterns must match at least one file and all input
       files found must be readable. 
  -o   Set the "last modified" time of the zip archive to the latest
       (oldest) "last modified" time found among the entries in the
       zip archive. 
  -q   Quiet mode; eliminate informational messages and comment prompts.
       (Useful, for example, in shell scripts and background tasks).
  -r   Travel the directory structure recursively.
  -R   Travel the directory structure recursively starting at the current
       directory.
  -S   Include system and hidden files.
  -T   Test the integrity of the new zip file. If the check fails, the
       old zip file is unchanged and (with the -m option) no input
       files are removed.
  -u   Replace (update) an existing entry in the zip archive only if it
       has been modified more recently than the version already in the
       zip archive.
  -v   Verbose mode or print diagnostic version info.
  -z   Prompt for a multi-line comment for the entire zip archive.
  -X   Do not save extra file attributes 
  -0   Indicates no compression (store all files).
  -1   Indicates the fastest compression method (less compression).
  -9   Indicates the slowest compression method (optimal compression,
       ignores the suffix list). The default compression level is -6.
  -@   Take the list of input files from standard input. Only one filename
       per line.
  -$   Include the volume label for the drive holding the first file to be
       compressed.
  -b path       Use the specified path for the temporary zip archive. For
                example: zip -b /tmp stuff * will put the temporary zip
                archive in the directory /tmp, copying over stuff.zip to
                the current directory when done.
  -i files      Include only the specified files, as in: zip -r foo . -i \*.c
                which will include only the files that end in .c in the
                current directory and its subdirectories.
                -F  fix zipfile (-FF try harder) 
                -D  do not add directory entries
                -A  adjust self-extracting exe
  -n suffixes   Do not attempt to compress files named with the given
                suffixes.
  -P password   Use password to encrypt zipfile entries (if any). THIS IS
                INSECURE!
  -t mmddyyyy   Do not operate on files modified prior to the specified
                date, where mm is the month (0-12), dd is the day of the month (1-31),
                and yyyy is the year. The ISO 8601 date format yyyy-mm-dd is
                also accepted.
  -tt mmddyyyy  Do not operate on files modified after or at the specified
                date, where mm is the month (0-12), dd is the day of the
                month (1-31), and yyyy is the year. The ISO 8601 date format
                yyyy-mm-dd is also accepted.
  -x files      Explicitly exclude the specified files.

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Comments:

  For more information please read the MANUAL.

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Examples:

  The simplest example:
    zip stuff *
  creates the archive stuff.zip (assuming it does not exist) and puts all
  the files in the current directory in it, in compressed form.

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See also:

  unzip

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File:

  Please read this command's lsm file also.
  You will find the updated version (internet) here and
  the version described in this manual page here.
  The lsm file contains information about the name of the programmer,
  the download site, and some other command related information.

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  Copyright © 2008 W. Spiegl.

  This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
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