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how do I create a zip file of my httpdocs directory and save permission and directory structure?
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by:michofreiha
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to zip a file on linux make the following:

gzip -c file_name

What do you mean by save permission and directory structure???
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by:pda4me
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sorry, I want to zip up my /httpdocs directory to a single file so that I can download it as a backup.
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tar -cvzpf filename.tar.gz /path/to/folder
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tar -cvzpf filename.tar.gz /path/to/httpdocs
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by:Tintin
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Given your question asked for zip, you do

zip -r  backup.zip /path/to/httpddocs
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