Archiving directories / zip format
freebsd.user at seibercom.net
Mon Dec 6 13:30:43 UTC 2010
On Mon, 6 Dec 2010 13:49:23 +0100
Hasse Hansson <hasse at thorshammare.org> articulated:
> >From time to time I want to archive a quite a few directories to
> download them conveniently. I have been using tar to do it, endingin
> up with a tar.gz file. But the problem with it is that I do not have a
> unix machine at home so if I want to extract something or unpack the
> content, there is no easy way to do that. My question basically is if
> there is a way to end up with a zip file? Or are there any windows
> tools to unzip and/or extract content from tar.gz files?
The basic "WinZIP" program <http://www.winzip.com/win/en/index.htm> can
handle that. A list of all the formats supported is available here:
<http://kb.winzip.com/kb/entry/254>. I had the "7z" format added a few
years ago. Handling of the "xz" format should be included in the next
major update of the utility.
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