Zip a file with no extension


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# 8  
Already tried that. It's in my 1st post.

I could consider other compression programs.

Tar works. Have to give zip the heave ho. :-)

tar cvf archive_name.tar *.sh On_Resume

Size is double, maybe there is a better compression mode.

Last edited by drew77; 04-04-2019 at 02:58 PM..
# 9  
Quote:
Already tried that. It's in my 1st post.
Sorry, I don't see it. Could you link to where you answer the question?

My final wild guess is there's some odd filename in there which zip is taking to be a commandline switch instead of a file.

Anyway, tar isn't compressing at all, but can if you ask it to:
Code:
tar -zcvf archive_name.tar.gz filenames

One drawback of tar is that it can't "seek" the way zip can. It doesn't have a table of contents. Extracting one specific file, from a tarball of 2 gigabytes, means scanning through as much of that 2 gigabytes as it takes to find it. This has other advantages, like being able to extract from a stream in progress, which is the whole point of course - "tape archive".

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# 10  
Thanks. Most of my files are relatively small.
# 11  
There could be a filename with space in it. That could cause a mess.

Would you be so good as to either post the output (i.e. the echo in front of your command) or the output of ls -lid *.txt *.doc *.rtf *.html *.png *.pdf *.odt *.ods *.odg *.csv *.xls On_Resume*

The d flag might show us if you are trying to zip a directory, which might also cause an unexpected issue.



Thanks, in advance,
Robin
# 12  
Code:
18351179 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    10434 Mar 11 22:17 #10_Envelope_With_Sender_Address.odt
18351660 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    61440 Mar 21 15:36 2019-excel-calendar-planner-12.2.xls
18352704 -rw-r--r-- 1 andy andy    20992 Feb 19  2016 5160_LABEL_2_And_5_eights_X_1_inch.doc
18352705 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    27972 Feb 28 09:57 6_Ways_God_Blesses_A_Broken_Heart.odt
18352706 -rwxrwxr-x 1 andy andy    12544 Sep  4  2018 AA_Log.odt
18352710 -rwxrw-r-- 1 andy andy    15191 Mar 21 21:25 Beacon_Check_Register.odt
18352713 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    10001 Sep 10  2017 Blank_Bus_Card_8371.odt
18352712 -r--r--r-- 1 andy andy     9940 Apr  5 05:06 Blank.odt
18353244 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy        0 Feb 20 11:48 blank.txt
18352714 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    35246 Mar 11 13:18 Blood_Sugar_Log.odt
18352709 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    13894 Jun  6  2018 BLUE_JSC_Check_Register.odt
18359900 -rw-r--r-- 1 andy andy   145916 Apr  5 05:06 bookmarks.html
18351068 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy     9631 Mar 20 03:28 bookmarks_VERY_IMPT.txt
18350425 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy     3120 Mar 28 08:06 Bootup_Log.txt
18350543 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    11415 Feb 26 13:05 Buggy_Programs.odt
18352717 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    38887 May  9  2017 Bus_Card_8371.odt
18351518 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy       42 Mar 19 19:09 Carbohydrate_Goal.txt
18352722 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    79323 Dec 25  2017 Covert_Resize_Cut_Videos_With_VLC.odt
18352719 -rwxrw-r-- 1 andy andy    29805 Oct 18  2017 CX7_Maintenance_Log.odt
18352723 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    14703 Feb 28 13:53 Diabetes_Info.odt
18351261 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy      170 Mar 26 17:31 el_lago.txt
18351480 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy      187 Mar 19 16:33 Email_Accounts_IMPT.txt
18352865 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    83902 Jan  2  2018 Extra_Bookmarks.html
18351149 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    13215 Mar 12 10:23 FitBit_Log.odt
18351707 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy      179 Mar 23 16:50 Fitbit_Versa_Tips.txt
18352905 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    13344 Apr  7  2017 Food_Diary.odt
18352907 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    20182 Apr 24  2017 Food_Portions.odt
18352904 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    23073 Mar 21 15:04 FOOD_RECIPES.odt
18352910 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    24120 Aug 31  2018 Gimp_TIPS.odt
18352911 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    30167 Nov  8  2017 Gods_Attributes.odt
18353056 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    35086 Oct 18  2017 Gods_Remedy_For_Sin.odt
18351049 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    14452 Mar  6 06:04 Good_ bible_ verses.odt
18350205 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    12623 Feb 25 19:43 Good_Food_Condiments.odt
18353061 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    13787 Jun 15  2017 Harold_Strege.odt
18353070 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    24304 Nov 15  2017 Healthy_Diet.odt
18350775 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    13316 Feb 27 21:02 Healthy_Habits.odt
18353097 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    13900 Jan 25  2018 Healthy_Ready_Made_Food.odt
18353098 -rwxrw-r-- 1 andy andy    64231 Mar 21 21:39 Homemade_Recipes.odt
18351907 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy 13105664 Apr  1 19:54 Hope_Journal.doc
18353112 -rwxrw-r-- 1 andy andy 12718265 Apr  4 15:00 Hope_Journal.odt
18353059 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    41107 Aug 26  2018 HP_Keys.odt
18352699 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    26116 Jul 26  2018 Impt_APC_Battery_Backup_Info.odt
18350430 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy     3374 Feb 26 03:21 IMPT_Firefox_INFO.txt
18353118 -rwxrw-r-- 1 andy andy   267290 Mar 28 22:49 Impt_Ubuntu_Tips.odt
18353120 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    13357 Apr  4 13:24 Interlock_Log.odt
18353123 -rwxrw-r-- 1 andy andy    24862 Jan  7  2018 Jokes.odt
18353122 -rwxrw-r-- 1 andy andy    16387 Mar 13 00:39 JSC_Check_Register.odt
18353125 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    20497 Apr  8  2017 LAb_Results.odt
18353126 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy     9495 Jun  7  2018 Landscape_Blank.odt
18353128 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    22643 Aug  9  2018 Linux_Date_Info.odt
18353129 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    11459 Aug  9  2018 Log.odt
18353130 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    10956 Dec 12 15:01 MEDS_THAT_DONT_WORK.odt
18353132 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    12741 Jul 11  2017 Miles_Per_Gallon.odt
18353131 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    11213 Jun 24  2017 MOVIES_WORTH_BUYING.odt
18353133 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    12359 Jul  1  2018 No_No_Food_List.odt
18353135 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    50521 Dec 30  2017 Onboard.png
18353138 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    26668 Nov 16  2017 Panasonic_NCR18650B_3400_mAh_Battery.odt
18353139 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    27295 Aug 26  2018 Personal_Injury_Claim.odt
18353140 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    28385 Aug 15  2018 Personal_Labels.odt
18353141 -rwxrw-r-- 1 andy andy    16652 Oct 11 12:40 Phone_List.odt
18353142 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    22661 Apr 21  2017 Please_Return.odt
18353143 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    17394 Feb 19 22:49 Postal_Package_Notice.odt
18353146 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    12431 Oct 13  2017 Prayer_Requests.odt
18353151 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy   114176 Aug 12  2018 QHR_CARD.doc
18353152 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    28639 Aug  9  2018 QHR_CARD.odt
18353153 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    29965 Aug  7  2018 QHR_CARD.pdf
18353154 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    10170 May 28  2017 Red_Boxes_For_Notes.odt
18353155 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    28502 Aug  7  2018 Single_QHR_CARD.pdf
18351028 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    28181 Mar  5 22:57 Swappiness.odt
18353157 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    12050 Nov 28  2017 Tasty_Nutritional_Foods.odt
18353158 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy  2269644 Jul 26  2018 TheLinuxCommandLine.pdf
18356757 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    20358 Feb 24 16:43 Thunderbird_Attempt_At_Setup.odt
18351364 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    16228 Mar 16 17:29 UHC_Appeal.pdf
18353161 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy    87338 Nov 16  2017 Why_Keep_Praying_When_You_Dont_See_Results.odt
18353162 -rw-rw-r-- 1 andy andy   146908 Apr 18  2017 Willed_Body_Program.pdf
18353163 -rw-r--r-- 1 andy andy    17608 Jan 12  2017 Yahoo Advanced Web Search.html

# 13  
Thank you for the output. There are at least two I've spotted which may cause you problems - Yahoo Advanced Web Search.html and Good_ bible_ verses.odt

Can you show us what happens when you try your code?


Oddly, there are no files that start On_Resume* at all. Are you in the correct directory?



Thanks,
Robin
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# 14  
Code:
ls
'#10_Envelope_With_Sender_Address.odt'
 2019-excel-calendar-planner-12.2.xls
 5160_LABEL_2_And_5_eights_X_1_inch.doc
 6_Ways_God_Blesses_A_Broken_Heart.odt
 AA_Log.odt
 Beacon_Check_Register.odt
 Blank_Bus_Card_8371.odt
 Blank.odt
 blank.txt
 Blood_Sugar_Log.odt
 BLUE_JSC_Check_Register.odt
 bookmarks.html
 bookmarks_VERY_IMPT.txt
 Buggy_Programs.odt
 Bus_Card_8371.odt
 Carbohydrate_Goal.txt
 Covert_Resize_Cut_Videos_With_VLC.odt
 CX7_Maintenance_Log.odt
 Diabetes_Info.odt
 Documents.tar.gz
 el_lago.txt
 Email_Accounts_IMPT.txt
 Extra_Bookmarks.html
 FitBit_Log.odt
 Fitbit_Versa_Tips.txt
 Food_Diary.odt
 Food_Portions.odt
 FOOD_RECIPES.odt
 Gimp_TIPS.odt
 Gods_Attributes.odt
 Gods_Remedy_For_Sin.odt
'Good_ bible_ verses.odt'
 Good_Food_Condiments.odt
 Harold_Strege.odt
 Healthy_Diet.odt
 Healthy_Habits.odt
 Healthy_Ready_Made_Food.odt
 Homemade_Recipes.odt
 Hope_Journal.doc
 Hope_Journal.odt
 HP_Keys.odt
 Impt_APC_Battery_Backup_Info.odt
 IMPT_Firefox_INFO.txt
 Impt_Ubuntu_Tips.odt
 Interlock_Log.odt
 Jokes.odt
 JSC_Check_Register.odt
 LAb_Results.odt
 Landscape_Blank.odt
 Linux_Date_Info.odt
 list.txt
 Log.odt
 MEDS_THAT_DONT_WORK.odt
 Miles_Per_Gallon.odt
 MOVIES_WORTH_BUYING.odt
 No_No_Food_List.odt
 Number_Not_In_Service.mp3
 Onboard.png
 Personal_Labels.odt
 Phone_List.odt
 Please_Return.odt
 Postal_Package_Notice.odt
 Prayer_Requests.odt
 QHR_CARD.doc
 QHR_CARD.odt
 QHR_CARD.pdf
 Red_Boxes_For_Notes.odt
 Short_Num_Not_In_Service.mp3
 Single_QHR_CARD.pdf
 Swappiness.odt
 Tasty_Nutritional_Foods.odt
 TheLinuxCommandLine.pdf
 Ubuntu_Documents.tar.gz
 Ubuntu_Documents.zip
 UHC_Appeal.pdf
 Why_Keep_Praying_When_You_Dont_See_Results.odt
'Yahoo Advanced Web Search.html'

Code:
zip -u Ubuntu_Documents.zip *.txt *.doc *.rtf *.html *.png *.pdf *.odt *.ods *.odg *.csv *.png *.xls On_Resume*
    zip warning: name not matched: *.rtf
    zip warning: name not matched: *.ods
    zip warning: name not matched: *.odg
    zip warning: name not matched: *.csv
    zip warning: name not matched: On_Resume*
updating: Blank.odt (deflated 15%)
updating: Hope_Journal.odt (deflated 0%)
updating: Interlock_Log.odt (deflated 11%)
updating: bookmarks.html (deflated 54%)
  adding: list.txt (deflated 66%)

Should I take out the spaces from the filenames?

Why are there single quotes around 2 of the files?

--- Post updated at 12:28 PM ---

Sorry, I got mixed up. I was in the wrong directory.

I want to zip up all .sh files as well as On_Resume.

This command below works.

I think you are right in that filenames with spaces cause problems.

I will keep that in mind.

Code:
zip -u Ubuntu_Scripts.zip *.sh *.rb *.c *.py *.txt On_Resume*

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