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How to .zip a selection of files under unix/linux using zip? with directory structures

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Hi,

What I want to do is to be able to .zip a set of files (i.e., *.php), but with directory structures.

If I type this:

zip -r * myZipList

it works perfectly fine, and will save the directory structure.

However, if I do this:
zip -r *.php myZipList

It screws up (pissing me off :() and won't save the directory structure, but instead just
saves/stores everything as being in a 'root' directory.

How do I get the zip functionality to ONLY save/store .php files, AND save the directory structure?

If there is a better place to post this as well, please let me know.

Thanks
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* or *.php will be expanded by the shell before zip ever sees it
You might want
find . -name "*.php" -print | zip  myZipList -@
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zip -r myZipList . -i \*.php
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