zipnote – write the comments in zipfile to stdout, edit comments and
rename files in zipfile
zipnote [-w] [-b path] [-h] [-v] [-L] zipfile
zipfile Zipfile to read comments from or edit.
-w Write comments to a zipfile from stdin (see below).
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.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 "@=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.
v3.0 of 8 May 2008 zipnote(1)