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create a zip file or tar file [message #97910] Thu, 22 May 2003 09:04 Go to next message
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Registered: May 2003
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I need to creat a tar file for directory in my pc. but I am getting get errors that command is not recognized.
I have done this in unix environment and not sure what is different with NT environment

eg tar cvf filename .tar a b c
zip test *
Re: create a zip file or tar file [message #97911 is a reply to message #97910] Thu, 22 May 2003 10:41 Go to previous message
Mahesh Rajendran
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You need to download and install winzip/winrar for a gui based compression tool or if you prefer a command line tool use pkzip ( all are freeware...search google)

C:>pkzip mytext.zip *.txt

PKZIP (R)   FAST!   Create/Update Utility   Version 2.50   03-01-1999
Copr. 1989-1999 PKWARE Inc.  All Rights Reserved.   Shareware Version
PKZIP Reg. U.S. Pat. and Tm. Off.  Patent No. 5,051,745

 Pentium II class CPU detected.
 XMS version 2.00 detected.
 DPMI version 0.90 detected.
 Using 32-Bit Protected Mode Normal Compression.

Creating ZIP: mytext.zip
  Adding: HR.TXT        Deflating (55%), done.
  Adding: MFYILE.TXT    Deflating ( 7%), done.
  Adding: MYFILE.TXT    Deflating (100%), done.
  Adding: PO.TXT        Deflating (49%), done.
  Adding: POT.TXT       Deflating (52%), done.
  Adding: SAMPLE.TXT    Deflating (88%), done.
  Adding: TESTCS~1.TXT  Deflating (23%), done.
  Adding: TESTCT~1.TXT  Deflating ( 6%), done.
  Adding: TUNING~1.TXT  Deflating (81%), done.

C:>dir *.zip
 Volume in drive C is PRIMARY
 Volume Serial Number is 4C2A-12D5

 Directory of C:

05/22/2003  12:08p              49,754 MYTEXT.ZIP
               1 File(s)     86,164,153 bytes
               0 Dir(s)  11,805,515,776 bytes free

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