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zip command

Hello,

What is the appropriate command to zip a folder that contain sub folder
and files? Example:
Folder lunaa

In the folder there are a number of folder e.g 01526, etc...which
contains number of file.

Any idea would be grateful.

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If you mean the zip command specifically, it has an -r option to recursively descend into directories.


Code:
zip -r lunaa.zip lunaa

On Unix, the traditional archiving software is tar, which in modern versions includes compression options. It will descend into subdirectories by default.


Code:
tar zcf lunaa.tar.gz lunaa

Neither of these will remove the folder after you have archived it; if you want that, it's simple enough to rm -rf lunaa after you're done.
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