strange linux zip command behaviour

user146526 asked:

I run this on my CentOs box:

zip -r backup.zip /home/user/domains/example.com/public_html/

The command works ok as it should, but I have an annoying problem.

What I expect is when I open the zip to have one folder in it: public_html

Instead i have /home/user/domains/example.com/public_html/. Does anyone know how to prevent this?

My answer:


That looks like expected behavior, not strange behavior.

To get what you want, try this:

cd /home/user/domains/example.com
zip -r /srv/backups/example.com/backup.zip public_html

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