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Old 03-18-2004, 12:12 PM   #1
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compressing files


hello i am running redhat 9 i have got intel(R) celeron(R) CPU 2.00GH anyway my question is i want to download a windows file for a friend as the file is so large i want to know how to compress it but as my friend is running windows xp will he be able to decompress the file when he gets it any help is appreciated thanks
 
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If he has winzip or winrar any compression will do, bzip2 will be the smallest.
If he doesn't have those, XP has zip builtin, so zip with the 'zip' command.
 
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forgive me for sounding daft ok ni know he has zip so that part is fine but how do i compress it first thanks
 
Old 03-18-2004, 12:21 PM   #4
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Run 'zip [newzipfile] [file]'
zip -r [newzipfile] [directory]
See man zip

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aaa thanks ever so much
 
  


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