Zip folder in Linux -

If you have a folder that's full of files and need to send it to someone or otherwise store it efficiently, archiving the folder into a .zip file is a good way to do it. Of course, on Linux systems, it's probably more common to come across compressed tar files, but zip archives are still ubiquitous and a perfectly viable choice.

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I use Debian\Ubuntu operating systems. Everyone of those OS’s I have installed came with Engrampa archive Manager. It compresses (zips) and decompresses (unzips) files and folders in many different formats and allows you to password protect in some formats. It is there with a right click in your context menu. I highly recommend Engrampa archive Manager.