zip all files in a directory, one file per zip

for i in $( find . ); do echo zipping file: $i zip $ $i done
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!
Sample Output
zip error: Nothing to do! (
zipping file: ./stuff
  adding: stuff (stored 0%)
zipping file: ./stuff2
  adding: stuff2 (stored 0%)
zipping file: ./stuff3
  adding: stuff3 (stored 0%)
zipping file: ./
  adding: (deflated 16%)

By: archlich
2009-04-07 20:37:49

What Others Think

Ack, returns are not formatted correctly: for i in $( find . ); do echo zipping file: $i zip $ $i done
archlich · 523 weeks and 3 days ago
AmirWatad · 523 weeks and 3 days ago
What is this good for?
AmirWatad · 523 weeks and 3 days ago
find . -type f -exec zip {}.zip {} \; This will manage files with spaces, too.
flatcap · 523 weeks and 3 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; done
bwoodacre · 523 weeks and 2 days ago
Another way to handle spaces: find . -type f | while read i; do echo zipping $i; zip "$" "$i"; done
isaacs · 523 weeks and 2 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!
archlich · 523 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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