Here is how to quickly zip and unzip files using Linux Mint/Ubuntu terminal :
1. Install zip and unzip if not present by typing :
sudo apt-get install unzip
2. Once installed, to compress files or folders in .zip format, type :
This will put all the files from current directory into the archive named docs as specified and saved as docs.zip.
To compress only a single specific file from current directory :
2. To unzip the files into a target directory :
Note that specifying just name of archive will unzip it’s contents into the current directory.
To quickly list what files are present in the zip archive :
To find out other cool features, as always use man command :