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

see also : edit - zip - unzip


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

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

zipnote > foo.tmp

This writes all comments in the zipfile 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.

zipnote -w < foo.tmp

The names of the files in the zipfile can also be changed in this way. This is done by following lines like
"@ name"
in the created temporary file (called foo.tmp here) with lines like
and then using the -w option as above.

BinCommand zipnote :
[ FGristFiles $(common_files:S=.o) $(util_files:S=.o) ]
: be : zip.rsrc
echo "$ZIP_NOTE" | zipnote -w $PKG
/usr/bin/zipnote > zipout
while read ampersand line; do
if [ "$ampersand" = "@" ]; then
/usr/bin/zipnote -w < zipin
mv PrintVersion
rm zipout zipin


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.



Write comments to a zipfile from stdin (see below).

-b path

Use path for the temporary zip file.


Show a short help.


Show version information.


Show software license.


zipfile Zipfile to read comments from or edit.


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.

see also

zip , unzip



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