[Tutor] Zip Command
steve at alchemy.com
Thu Oct 14 17:43:55 CEST 2010
On 14-Oct-10 08:32, ALAN GAULD 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.
> Ah yes, I forgot gzip doesn't archive multiple files, it expects to work
> with tar...
> I didn't know the format was different though!
> OK, forget gzip... :-(
There is a unix "zip" program which is compatible with the various *zip
programs in Windows (WinZip, etc). In fact, the popular Windows *zip
programs these days (WinZip being one I know of) will read gzipped tar
archive files too, so you can either use the Unix version of "zip" or
"unzip" or you can use the Python modules to write compressed tar files
and have windows programs open them.
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