is the command to package and compress files together as .zip extension.
Simply type zip + name of the zip file + name of the files to be compressed as .zip.
zip -r [target.zip] [source1] [source2]
Say you want to compress a file named test.txt and an image named image.png together
in one zip file named test.zip. This is what it should look like:
zip -r test.zip text.txt image.png
In this case it should return a test.zip file in your desktop with a directory inside
containing the two files together.
- -e: create zip files that require a password in order to be uncompressed.
zip -e test.zip text.txt image.png
Enter password: (password required to unzip the file)
- -u: update zip files and add new files inside the current zip file.
zip -u test.zip newtext.txt
The newtext.txt file will be added to the current test.zip file.
- -d: remove files inside the current zip file.
zip -d test.zip newtext.txt
The newtext.txt file will be removed from the current test.zip file.