Zip is a command-line compression utility for files and directories. File and folder compression allows for quicker and more reliable file and folder transfer, storage, and email. Unzip, on the other hand, is a program that allows you to decompress files and directories.
This topic describes how to install or update the latest release of the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) on supported operating systems. For information on the latest releases of AWS CLI, see the AWS CLI version 2 Changelog on GitHub.
The AWS CLI installer package .zip files are cryptographically signed using PGP signatures. If there is any damage or alteration of the files, this verification fails and you should not proceed with installation.
For a specific version of the AWS CLI, append a hyphen and the version number to the filename. For this example the filename for version 2.0.30 would be awscli-exe-linux-x86_64-2.0.30.zip.sig resulting in the following command:
For a specific version of the AWS CLI, append a hyphen and the version number to the filename. For this example the filename for version 2.0.30 would be awscli-exe-linux-aarch64-2.0.30.zip.sig resulting in the following command:
Unzip the installer. If your Linux distribution doesn't have a built-in unzip command, use an equivalent to unzip it. The following example command unzips the package and creates a directory named aws under the current directory.
When updating from a previous version, the unzip command prompts to overwrite existing files. To skip these prompts, such as with script automation, use the -u update flag for unzip. This flag automatically updates existing files and creates new ones as needed.
Run the install program. The installation command uses a file named install in the newly unzipped aws directory. By default, the files are all installed to /usr/local/aws-cli, and a symbolic link is created in /usr/local/bin. The command includes sudo to grant write permissions to those directories.
Ensure that the paths you provide to the -i and -b parameters contain no volume name or directory names that contain any space characters or other white space characters. If there is a space, the installation fails.
Due to standard user permissions, after the installer finishes, you must manually create a symlink file in your $PATH that points to the aws and aws_completer programs by using the following commands at the command prompt. If your $PATH includes a folder you can write to, you can run the following command without sudo if you specify that folder as the target's path. If you don't have a writable folder in your $PATH, you must use sudo in the commands to get permissions to write to the specified target folder. The default location for a symlink is /usr/local/bin/.
You can view debug logs for the installation by pressing Cmd+L anywhere in the installer. This opens a log pane that enables you to filter and save the log. The log file is also automatically saved to /var/log/install.log.
If you have sudo permissions, you can install the AWS CLI for all users on the computer. We provide the steps in one easy to copy and paste group. See the descriptions of each line in the following steps.
Run the standard macOS installer program, specifying the downloaded .pkg file as the source. Use the -pkg parameter to specify the name of the package to install, and the -target / parameter for which drive to install the package to. The files are installed to /usr/local/aws-cli, and a symlink is automatically created in /usr/local/bin. You must include sudo on the command to grant write permissions to those folders.
To specify which folder the AWS CLI is installed to, you must create an XML file with any file name. This file is an XML-formatted file that looks like the following example. Leave all values as shown, except you must replace the path /Users/myusername in line 9 with the path to the folder you want the AWS CLI installed to. The folder must already exist, or the command fails. The following XML example, named choices.xml, specifies the installer to install the AWS CLI in the folder /Users/myusername, where it creates a folder named aws-cli.
Download the pkg installer using the curl command. The -o option specifies the file name that the downloaded package is written to. In this example, the file is written to AWSCLIV2.pkg in the current folder.
Because standard user permissions typically don't allow writing to folders in your $PATH, the installer in this mode doesn't try to add the symlinks to the aws and aws_completer programs. For the AWS CLI to run correctly, you must manually create the symlinks after the installer finishes. If your $PATH includes a folder you can write to and you specify the folder as the target's path, you can run the following command without sudo. If you don't have a writable folder in your $PATH, you must use sudo for permissions to write to the specified target folder. The default location for a symlink is /usr/local/bin/.
To update your current installation of AWS CLI on Windows, download a new installer each time you update to overwrite previous versions. AWS CLI is updated regularly. To see when the latest version was released, see the AWS CLI version 2 Changelog on GitHub.
If you come across issues after installing or uninstalling the AWS CLI, see Troubleshooting AWS CLI errors for troubleshooting steps. For the most relevant troubleshooting steps, see Command not found errors, The "aws --version" command returns a different version than you installed, and The "aws --version" command returns a version after uninstalling the AWS CLI.
The current version of the Azure CLI is 2.45.0. For information about the latest release, see the release notes. To find your installed version and see if you need to update, run az version.
Here are the steps which you need to follow in order to compress files using the 7-zip on your Ubuntu machine: First of all, you need to select the file or folder to make a compressed file. To do so, just use the ls -la command to show the list of all files and folders of the current directory. For instance, we would be compressing the data.txt file which is of size 50 kb at the moment.
Here are the steps which you need to follow in order to extract 7z files using the 7-zip on your Ubuntu machine: First of all, you need to select the file or folder to extract the contents of the file. To do so, just use the ls -la command to show the list of all files and folders of the current directory. For instance, we would be extracting the contents of the data.7z file.
7Zip is a very popular software to compress files and save our system space. We learned how to Install 7Zip on Ubuntu system using the command line. We also learned how to compress and extract files from the command line and File Explorer.
Zip and Unzip are popularly used to compress or decompress a file or folder in zip format. We can use Zip to recursively compress all the files within a directory and use Unzip to decompress the files back to the original structure. This tutorial provides the steps required to install Zip/Unzip on the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu. It provides all the steps required to install and use Zip/Unzip on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. The steps should be similar for other Linux systems and Ubuntu versions.
The above commands create the compressed archive using the zip utility either for a single directory or multiple directories. If we forget to add the option -r, the utility will compress only the directory without any file. You must specify the option -r to recursively compress the directories to generate the archive.
Please note that any install directions/packages for Linux/FreeBSD distributions listed as unofficial means that they are community provided, and any support for those packages should be directed at the appropriate distro/package maintainers.
Some operating systems will already have the zip package installed. However, if your operating system throws an error like the one below, you will need to install it. Luckily installation is super easy.
ARCHIVE is where you specify the name of either an existing archive or a new archive. When editing an existing archive, you can use several options to change the behavior of the command.
There are many options that you can use with the zip command. Below is a quick summary of some of the options you can use. Please keep reading this guide for a more detailed explanation of each option.
To help teach you how to use the zip command, I have made a simple example zip archive. It contains several text files and a few log files. It will help when playing around with some of the commands below. However, you may still need to create additional files or edit them, so make sure you understand how to use a text editor such as nano.
The above command will give us output similar to the one below. Notice how it has archived our subdirectory and the files inside. If you remove the -r option, it will simply archive the files in our current directory and not the subdirectory.
One cool feature of the zip command is being able to freshen the contents of an archive. Freshen will not add new files but update existing files in the archive if the non-archived versions are newer.
To extract files from a zip file, you will need to use a different command to zip. The unzip command will extract zip files and has quite a few options to tweak its behavior. However, we will just use it in its basic form for this guide.
If you rather have no output from the command, you can use the -q or --quiet option to silence any output. It is useful whenever you do not require extra information, such as running a shell script or a background task.
You will likely find yourself using this command quite a bit as the zip file format is quite heavily used. I also find it handy whenever I need to archive files for backup, distribution, or moving a large amount of data.
There are many more Linux commands that I highly suggest you take the time to learn as they will make maintaining a Linux distribution a lot easier. We also have some general Linux tutorials that might take your fancy. 2b1af7f3a8