How to Create a Password Protected ZIP File in Linux

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8 Responses

  1. Werner_Holt says:

    It doesn’t work option -e with your written method. Right syntax is:

    # zip -e ccat-command.zip ccat-1.1.0/*
    

    Do not forget about "*" at the end of line! Without "*" zip makes an archive including all files and folder above ccat-1.1.0 folder.

    • Aaron Kili says:

      @Werner_Holt

      Many thanks for this useful info, we will put this into consideration.

      • Werner_Holt says:

        Something strange, maybe I caught the bug yesterday. Now, it is working! But only when the folder ccat-1.1.0 doesn’t include other folder inside. If it has folders with files and so on, you must use option -r (“recursive”).

        This way:

        $ zip -e -r ccat-command.zip ccat-1.1.0/
        

        Do not work under root user! Without "#".

        Sorry for my false warning before!
        Thank you for your article!

  2. Anon says:

    Doesn’t work…

  3. max says:

    cheers!

    I suggest the use of 7zip :)

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