Linux Tutorial Series

Linux Tutorial Series – 128 – Other compression and archiving commands

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There are other compression commands (such as bzip2) and archiving commands (such as zip). (Shotts, 2019)⁠

zip may be useful; its syntax is:

zip zipFile fileToArchive

where zipFile is the newly created zip file and fileToArchive is the file you want to compress.

If your fileToArchive is a directory, use:

zip -r zipFile fileToArchive

To unzip use:

unzip zipFile

I never used bzip2 so far, but just know that it exists.

Hope you learned something useful!


Shotts, W. (2019). The Linux Command Line, Fifth Internet Edition. Retrieved from Pages 261-262; 268-270

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