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The Zip Command in Linux: How to Zip Files and Directories

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If you’re looking to archive your files and directories, regardless of your OS, “zip” is the format that is most popular and supported by the largest number of clients and operating systems. In this tutorial, we’ll go over how to use the applications in Linux to compress files and directories. The zip file format supports lossless data compression. Its origins go back to 1993, designed by Phil Katz of PKWARE and Gary Conway of Infinity Design Concepts. Compressing your data has multiple benefits, namely: less … Read more

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Why is the Linux Logo a Penguin (Tux)?

The Beginning The use of a Penguin as logo/mascot for Linux was discussed first in early 1996 by several people in the linux-kernel mailing list. The idea of such a mascot came from Alan Cox first. Among many other suggestions made by different people, there were parodies of other operating system logos, sharks, or even eagles. You can find them here, and here’s a couple below: In May, 1996, Linus Torvalds casually mentioned that he was rather fond of penguins and it stopped the debates … Read more