zipping files

Is there a command to have all my html files zipped up for storage andr future download (copys not add/delete)?
bstormAsked:
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ozoCommented:
zip html.zip *.html

tar cBf - *.html | gzip > html.tar.gz


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theTerabyteCommented:
I always forgot the command to unzip them- you'll need that too!
if you use the tar command to compress them, use this command to uncompress them:
tar -xvf html.tar.gz /target_path
hope you feel like giving up some points for this tidbit sccince ozo gave the ans away(like 10 or 20) but you don't have to obviously.

HOPE THIS HELPS!  Terabyte
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ozoCommented:
Or if you don't have a tar that knows about .gz files, you might use:

zcat html.tar.gz | (cd /target_path; tar xBf -)

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theTerabyteCommented:
had to oneup me, eh?  oh well, i don't know as much about UNIX as i'd like to anyway....
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ozoCommented:
No, I learned something too.
I just noticed in the gzip man pages a mention that gnu tar
has a -z option for compressed archives...

 

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bstormAuthor Commented:
here's part of the telnet log...
rapidnet: {6} % zip html.zip *.html
zip: No match.
rapidnet: {7} % tar cBf - *.html | gzip > html.tar.gz
tar: No match.
rapidnet: {8} % man gzip ....so..neither of these worked...will read the manual when I get a chance...
am quite afraid of creating a Zip that will replace them instead of merely adding them to an arcive...couldn't get this to oze...
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ozoCommented:
> rapidnet: {6} % zip html.zip *.html
> zip: No match.
This error looks like it means that there are no *.html files in your cwd
are the files named *.html?

What if you say
zip html.zip pathtohtmlfiles/*.html
?

or
cd pathtohtmlfiles
zip html.zip *.html

But is your fear that it will replace files already in an exixting zip archive?
I had previously understood your fear to be that it would
remove the original files when it created the archive.

In either case, perhaps your fear could be aleviated by making
a copy in another directory of the files you don't want to be
overwritten?
 
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bstormAuthor Commented:
ozo deserves the grade of A ..as his answer was correct, I hadn't changed directories to where they were, but when I did, his command worked perfectly. For some reason I can't give ozo the credit, so this will make 100 points spent trying to get him his credit.
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