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zip all files in a directory, one file per zip

Terminal - zip all files in a directory, one file per zip
for i in $( find . ); do echo zipping file: $i zip $i.zip $i done
2009-04-07 20:37:49
User: archlich
Functions: echo find
-4
zip all files in a directory, one file per zip

Note that this will not work with files with spaces or characters that need to be escaped. Feel free to leave any comments to improve upon this command, and I'll add it in.

Thanks!

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Ack, returns are not formatted correctly:

for i in $( find . ); do

echo zipping file: $i

zip $i.zip $i

done

Comment by archlich 281 weeks and 5 days ago
Comment by AmirWatad 281 weeks and 5 days ago

What is this good for?

Comment by AmirWatad 281 weeks and 5 days ago
find . -type f -exec zip {}.zip {} \;

This will manage files with spaces, too.

Comment by flatcap 281 weeks and 5 days ago

You want a semicolon to separate the statements making up the 'do' part of the loop if you're going to type it all in using only one line:

for i in $( find . ); do echo zipping file: $i; zip $i.zip $i; done
Comment by bwoodacre 281 weeks and 4 days ago

Another way to handle spaces:

find . -type f | while read i; do echo zipping $i; zip "$i.zip" "$i"; done
Comment by isaacs 281 weeks and 4 days ago

AmirWatad: good for lots of files that need to be archived within a folder, but don't want to lump them into one file.

flatcap: brilliant, thanks!

Comment by archlich 281 weeks and 2 days ago

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