I keep forgetting the command to zip a folder in Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4). And I have even got all files in the folder got zipped individually when I typed the command wrongly, which looked funny to me. The correct command, to remind myself:
zip -9 -r
To zip a single file:
Use “-9″ for best compression. The compressed file works fine with Windows XP compression tool.
If you want to extract to a particular destination folder, you can use:
unzip file.zip -d destination_folder