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Old 11-11-2002
gzip, multiple files

Hello Everyone,

Here is what I am trying to do. I have four text files, I want to gzip them under unix and mail the zipped file via outlook. I am able to do this easily enough, but using winzip or pkunzip to unzip the file, there is only one file. (In essence, all four files were concatenated). Is there a utility I can use to zip multiple files, that when are unzipped are seperate files? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Steve
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Old 11-11-2002
Re: gzip, multiple files

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Originally posted by smbodnar
Hello Everyone,

Here is what I am trying to do. I have four text files, I want to gzip them under unix and mail the zipped file via outlook. I am able to do this easily enough, but using winzip or pkunzip to unzip the file, there is only one file. (In essence, all four files were concatenated). Is there a utility I can use to zip multiple files, that when are unzipped are seperate files? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Steve
You can use tar easily for this:

Code:
tar -cvzf myfilename.tar.gz /<path>/<files>*

WinZip can also process tar archives as well.
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Old 11-11-2002
I also believe that you can specify diff paths in succession .

tar -cvf myfile.tar.gz /path/to/file /other/path/to/file

This will pull files from two diff paths into tarball.

Smilie
 

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