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Old 06-15-2007, 01:44 PM   #1
PlymWS
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Zip multiple directories to seperate archives


I have about 200 directories that I need to zip up into seperate archives, with the zip file being named the same as the directory it contains. I will be doing this through an SSH client, not a GUI.

For example directory 1 to 1.zip, dir. 2 to 2.zip etc. etc.

I don't want to have to type in manually all the directory names. Can I get zip to do this from the command line ?
 
Old 06-15-2007, 03:13 PM   #2
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For a directory (and contents), don't you have to use tar first?---i.e. I am not sure you can zip a directory.

Tar will combine things into an archive AND do the compression--all in one commands. It will accept multiple source names.

Depending on where all the directories are, it could be quite simple--eg if all in one place:

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for i in `ls -l|grep '^d'` do
awk something to get the filename
tar czvf $filename $filename_xxx (where xxx is some tag to add to each filename)
done
 
Old 06-15-2007, 09:51 PM   #3
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Make a directory (say /zipdir) to hold the zip files. Assuming you are in a directory that contains the directories you want to zip, and nothing else, then

for i in * ; do zip -r /zipdir/$i.zip $i ; done

should do it.
 
Old 06-16-2007, 05:40 AM   #4
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Make a directory (say /zipdir) to hold the zip files. Assuming you are in a directory that contains the directories you want to zip, and nothing else, then

for i in * ; do zip -r /zipdir/$i.zip $i ; done

should do it.
That worked perfectly. Thanks very much !
 
  


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