[Tutor] Zip Command

Walter Prins wprins at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 11:04:13 CEST 2010


On 14 October 2010 09:51, Alan Gauld <alan.gauld at btinternet.com> wrote:

> gzip - aka gunzip GNU opensource version - probably your best bet.

This is not correct. Gzip zip's format is not the same as the pkzip related
format used by Winzip and other "zip" utilities.  Gzip also only compresses,
it does not deal with multiple files.

Probably the best known open source implemention of the pk related zip
format archivers is Info zip's "zip" and "unzip" packages, available on most

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