Create a zip file in Linux

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To create a zip file in Linux-

  • Right click on the file you wish to compress and select "Create Archive" from the pop-up menu (Fig.1).
  • In the Create Archive dialog box, use the drop down menu in the upper right corner to change the file type to .zip.
  • Select where you would like to save the new file (Fig. 3).
  • Click the Create button (Fig. 4).

Figure 1. Selecting a file to compress.


Figure 2. Selecting the file type.


Figure 3. Selecting where you would like to save the new file.


Figure 4. Location of the Create button