how to zip a folder

Asked by Rituparna Das

how to zip a folder in ubuntu, like we can zip it in windows...????

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

right click on the folder... do you see the item to compress... the dir

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John Wiggins (jcwiggi) said :

From the terminal you can type: zip -r FOLDER
the -r specifies you wish to recursively compress everything within the folder.

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enubuntu (mr.tennents) said :

The best way is what marcobra says:
Right click of a file and select 'Create Archive', by this way you have a lot of solutions and archive.

You can also manage .rar file by install unrar. For install it do this:
1. Open a terminal by hitting CTRL + ALT + T
2. Insert and run this command:
sudo apt-get install unrar

You can now create and extract .rar files.

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