zip unzipInstall zip and unzip on Linux

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zip unzip is ones of linux command that often used on “Terminal”. “zip” is used to package or compress (archive) files, while “unzip” is used to list, test and extract compressed files in a ZIP archive.

zip unzip are typically packaged in a Linux distribution for supporting system software and libraries, allowing modifications to the original files or directories 📁. These program normally installed in the most or some of linux based operating system includes Debian, Fedora, Centos, OpenSUSE, Arch Linux, Ubuntu and many others.

installing zip unzip on Linux

You can easily install zip unzip program command line on linux with the following methods Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, CentOS on your system.

Ubuntu

To install zip unzip on Ubuntu:

  1. Open “Terminal” or by pressing “Ctrl+Alt+T” button as keyboard shortcut
  2. Type the following linux command line
    sudo apt install zip unzip
  3. If prompted, enter your account password, and the installation will continue
  4. Wait a few moments for the installation
  5. Done, now you can use zip and unzip command on your terminal
zip unzip
zip unzip on linux

Debian

To install zip unzip on Debian:

  1. Open “Terminal” or by pressing “Ctrl+Alt+T” button as keyboard shortcut
  2. Type the below command line on terminal
    sudo apt install zip unzip
  3. If prompted, enter your user password, and the installation will start
  4. Wait a moments for the installation
  5. Done, zip and unzip command is ready

Fedora

To install zip unzip on Fedora:

  1. Open you legendary “Terminal” or by pressing “Ctrl+Alt+T” keyboard buttons
  2. Type the following command line
    sudo yum install zip unzip
  3. If prompted, enter your account password
  4. Wait a few moments to complete the installation
  5. Done, now you can use zip and unzip command on your system

CentOS

To install zip unzip on CentOS:

  1. Open “Terminal” or by pressing “Ctrl+Alt+T” keys
  2. Type the below linux command line on terminal
    sudo yum install zip unzip
  3. If prompted, enter your user password, and the installation will continue
  4. Wait a moments for the installation
  5. Done, zip and unzip command is installed on your system

The program is useful for packaging a set of files for distribution; for archiving files; and for saving disk space by temporarily compressing unused files or directories.

The zip program puts one or more compressed files into a single zip archive, along with information about the files (name, path, date, time of last modification, protection, and check information to verify file integrity). An entire directory structure can be packed into a zip archive with a single command.

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