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How to Zip a Directory in Linux

This steps will show you how you can Zip a Directory in Linux CentOS or redhat operating system.

Zip is the most widely used archive files format that supports loss-free data compression and it may contain a large number of compressed files.

1. How to install zip in linux CentOS or Redhat

# yum install zip unzip

2) Zip folder backup to backup.zip

# zip backup.zip backup/
  adding: backup/ (stored 0%)

Now, if we list the files then we are going to get a new compressed file named as backup.zip which is the result of the execution of previous command.

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