Zip a file without compression

efthialex
  6 years ago
  11

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 [name.zip] [ 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 newfile.zip file_to_zip"
     

 

 

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Comments
Mintification 7 years ago

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


blueXrider 8 years ago

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


kazztan0325 8 years ago

@efthialex:
Oh, I understood.
Thank you!


efthialex 8 years ago

@kazztan0325

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


kazztan0325 8 years ago

@efthialex:
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'?