How to Zip and Unzip Files in Linux RHEL 6/CentOS 6

zip is a compression and file packaging utility for Unix, VMS, MSDOS, OS/2, Windows, Macintosh and linux operating systems. Meanwhile, unzip is utility to extract compressed files from a ZIP archive. In this post, i will show the simple steps on how to zip and unzip the file in Red Hat Linux Enterprise 6 (RHEL 6). This steps may also working on other versions such as CentOS 5.1, CentOS 5.2, CentOS 5.3, CentOS 5.4, CentOS 5.5, CentOS 5.6, CentOS 5.7, CentOS 6.x, RHEL 5.x and RHEL 6.x.

1. Creates the archive and puts all the files in the current directory in it in compressed form as below :

[root@rhel6 ~]# touch file1
[root@rhel6 ~]# touch file2
[root@rhel6 ~]# touch file3
[root@rhel6 ~]# ls
file1  file2  file3
[root@rhel6 ~]# zip folder1 *
  adding: file1 (stored 0%)
  adding: file2 (stored 0%)
  adding: file3 (stored 0%)
[root@rhel6 ~]# ls
file1  file2  file3

2. To unzip into /var/www/html/joomla253 folder :

[root@rhel6 ~]# unzip -d /var/www/html/joomla253

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