minizip(1)                 General Commands Manual                minizip(1)

NAME         top

       minizip - create ZIP archives

SYNOPSIS         top

       minizip [-o] zipfile [ " files" ... ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       minizip is a simple tool which allows the creation of compressed file
       archives in the ZIP format used by the MS-DOS utility PKZIP.  It was
       written as a demonstration of the zlib(3) library and therefore lack
       many of the features of the zip(1) program.

OPTIONS         top

       The first argument supplied is the name of the ZIP archive to create
       or -o in which case it is ignored and the second argument treated as
       the name of the ZIP file.  If the ZIP file already exists it will be

       Subsequent arguments specify a list of files to place in the ZIP
       archive.  If none are specified then an empty archive will be

SEE ALSO         top

       miniunzip(1), zlib(3), zip(1).

AUTHOR         top

       This program was written by Gilles Vollant.  This manual page was
       written by Mark Brown <>.

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                                 May 2, 2001                      minizip(1)

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