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

Examples (TL;DR)


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


zipfile  Zipfile to read comments from or edit.



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

-b path

Use path for the temporary zip file.


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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.


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

     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.

     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

     "@ name"

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


and then using the -w option as above.


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(1), unzip(1)




v3.0 of 8 May 2008