Archiving directories / zip format

Christer Solskogen christer.solskogen at
Mon Dec 6 13:38:42 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 8:17 AM, Zbigniew Szalbot <zszalbot at> wrote:
> Dear all,
> >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?
> Many thanks in advance!

For Windows I use 7zip - - it gets the job done. It
takes tarballs (.bz2 and .gz) zip, rar, and whatever I ever come
around. Take a look at it.


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