How to recursively Zip a folder and files on Linux

I just realized that I write about unzipping here, but I forgot to say anything about zipping. So this is a fast write-up on how to zip a folder recursively, and it’s containing folders and files on Linux.

And it’s easy and fast!

Just try to remember that you need the -r argument and that the zip’s name comes first, then the name of the folder you want to recursively zip.

The command is this:

zip -r folder

When looking to recursively create a zip archive of the folder named ‘folder’ that is named ‘’.

That’s it!

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