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


zipnote [-w] [-bpath] [-h] [-v] [-L] zipfile


-13 zipfile Zipfile to read comments from or edit.


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

-bpath Use path for the temporary zip file.

-h Show a short help.

-v Show version information.

-L Show software license.


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.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
@=newname 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.


zip(1), unzip(1)



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