Zip a file without compression

  8 years ago

Hello Mint user's, today i'm gonna show you way to create a *.zip file without compression. I used this one, when i was modding. Anyway, act according to the following steps:


  • Let's say that the file we wanna zip, is located at our Desktop with the name "file_to_zip"



  • Open a Terminal from Menu AccessoriesTerminal and type "cd Desktop" (with this command we move to the Desktop subdirectory inside our home directory)
  • Once you do that, type in your terminal "zip -r -0 [] [ file_to_zip ]" without the brakets and the quotation marks.

*(Inside the first pare of brackets we type the name of our new zip file and at the second, we type the name of the file that we want to zip.)


  • In our case we gonna type "zip -r -0 file_to_zip"



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Mintification 9 years ago

Great tutorial.
Nothing like a quick uncompressed zip for mod files :D

blueXrider 10 years ago

Useful but not something I would use. Nice tut, thanks

kazztan0325 10 years ago

Oh, I understood.
Thank you!

efthialex 10 years ago


When you are modding for games, it is required to save your mods in *.zip files without compression.

kazztan0325 10 years ago

This tutorial is also made with 'efthialex flavor', so it is easy to understand.

By the way, I have a question, though maybe it is a silly question...
What advantage does 'creating a zip file without compression' have over 'creating a tar file'?