1. NAME

zipnote - write the comments in zipfile to stdout, edit comments and rename files in zipfile

2. SYNOPSIS

zipnote [ -w ] [ -b path ] [ -h ] [ -v ] [ -L ] zipfile

3. ARGUMENTS

zipfile Zipfile to read comments from or edit.

4. OPTIONS

  • -w
        Write comments to a zipfile from stdin (see below).
  • -b \fRpath
        Use path for the temporary zip file.
  • -h
        Show a short help.
  • -v
        Show version information.
  • -L
        Show software license.

5. DESCRIPTION

zipnote writes the comments in a zipfile to stdout. This is the default mode. A second mode allows updating the comments in a zipfile as well as allows changing the names of the files in the zipfile. These modes are described below.

6. EXAMPLES

To write all comments in a zipfile to stdout use for example

 
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    zipnote foo.zip > foo.tmp

This writes all comments in the zipfile foo.zip to the file foo.tmp in a specific format.

If desired, this file can then be edited to change the comments and then used to update the zipfile.

 
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    zipnote -w foo.zip < foo.tmp

The names of the files in the zipfile can also be changed in this way. This is done by following lines like

 
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    "@ name"

in the created temporary file (called foo.tmp here) with lines like

 
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    "@=newname"

and then using the -w option as above.

7. BUGS

The temporary file format is rather specific and zipnote is rather picky about it. It should be easier to change file names in a script. Does not yet support large (> 2 GB) or split archives.

8. SEE ALSO

zip(1), unzip(1)

9. AUTHOR

Info-ZIP