Introduction to Zip

The Zip package contains Zip utilities. These are useful for compressing files into ZIP archives.

Package information

Installation of Zip

Install Zip by running the following commands:

make prefix=/usr -f unix/Makefile generic_gcc

Now, as the root user:

make prefix=/usr -f unix/Makefile install &&
install -v -m644 man/zip.1 /usr/share/man/man1

Command explanations

make prefix=/usr -f unix/Makefile generic_gcc: This command overrides the prefix variable that is set to /usr/local in the unix/Makefile which is used as a Makefile and builds the executables for a Linux system. The alternatives to 'generic_gcc' can be seen with a make -f unix/Makefile list command.


Installed Programs: zip, zipcloak, zipnote, zipsplit
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


compresses files into a ZIP archive.


is disabled in this version of Zip. It will display a message about how to support encryption by recompiling with


reads or writes comments stored in a ZIP file.


is a utility to split ZIP files into smaller files.

Last updated on 2005-03-17 17:33:44 -0700