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Bash script needed to zip all subdirs

Posted on 2003-12-11
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Hello all

In a dir, call it /home/fred, I have many subdirs, many with subdirs themselves.

I'd like a bash script that gets all the dir names in /home/fred, and zips them into zipfiles named after the directory itself with a ".zip" at the end.

Something like ls -D | xargs zip -r somehow_get_the_dir_name.zip dir_name would work from the command line but I can't figure out how to pass the dir names to the zip command, so I'm guessing that some scripting is called for here.

Thanks!

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Question by:vlg
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by:liddler
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something like (untested):

for dir in `find /home/fred -type d`
do
cd $dir
zip -r $dir.zip `ls -D .`
done
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by:yuzh
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If you have GUN tar, it is better to do:

tar -czvf  backup.tar.gz `find /home/fred -type d`

If you want related path, use:

cd /home/fred
tar -czvf  backup.tar.gz `find . -type d`

To verify what's in the *.gz file:

tar -ztvf backup.tar.gz

To extract  files from the backup .gz file:
tar -zxvf backup.tar.gz

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by:paullamhkg
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I will go for yuzh suggestion, tar and gz is zip the file and compress it, and you can also do with a directory :)
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by:vlg
ID: 9928036
Hello

Yes, I'd love to use tar, but it will be decompressed by Windows people who have no tar, so I have to use the zip format.

liddler, your code is descending into the subdirectories in /home/fred -- can I make it not do that?  Just take any dir it finds in /home/fred, and zip it.

Thanks!
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liddler earned 125 total points
ID: 9928115
To find all  files in this directory:

find . -name "*" -prune  -type f
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by:yuzh
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Winzip, or the compress utilities comes with Window XP can handle the *.tar.gz file.

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by:yuzh
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So, the "find"command is the answer for you?

It doesn't make much sense to me for the question !

Ok, guys, Merry Xmas and Happy New Years, Cheers!

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