How to Create ZIP File?

How to Create a zip fileHow to create a zip file? Make Zip file in Mac and Linux

Zipping files allow you to save tough hard drive space, send out files more quickly over the website (Forum, Blog, Google Drive, Onedrive, etc), and to connect particular file types (such as.exe) to e-mails. In Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 or Mac OS X, Linux you are able to either choose each file and send them to a compressed directory or make a compressed directory and drag files to it. When you zip a file, you will save that files compressed into one smaller zip file.

The ZIP file format is an established format for compressed files, allowing files or folders when archiving in the storage size on the one hand and on the other hand serves as a container file. Is the file extension for zipping archived files. zip. The foundation stone for today is ZIP format was laid in 1989.

How to Create a Zip File on Mac

To make a ZIP or to unzip a file on Mac OS X, you need no additional 3rd software. The Operating System of Macbook is Mac OS X already has a corresponding function, allowing you to ZIP compression of files from the Menu.

1: To compress one or more files as a ZIP, let select them.
2: Then opens the context menu with a Right Click.

how to create a zip file on mac 3. Choose the option “Compress + {Name Folder or Files}”.
Now, a ZIP file is created and placed in the same directory as the files.

Would you like a ZIP file to unzip it on OS X, so makes it easy. Just double click on the ZIP archive or Right-Click >> Click Open to Unzip a File. Then, Mac OS X will automatically unzip and pushes the contents of the files into the same directory.

How to create Zip file in Linux

To create .zip a files in Ubuntu Linux device

zip file in linuxLet go to the folder containing a file or folder which you need to make .zip. Use the command:

cd {/path of folder}


cd /Desktop

Then, use the command line to zip a file. Let type:

zip -r archive1 or zip -r archive1 directory-name

This will create an archive named “” and add directory to it, including all subdirectories.

For example, to create an archive of directory /home/zip issue the following command:

zip -r ./folderToBeZipped /home/zip

This will create file in the current directory and add the contents of folder /home/zipincluding all subdirectories to this archive.

To Unzip a file, use this command below


Press Enter. The file will be extracted in the current directory.

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