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So here's the deal. I can easily create a zip file using Apache's compression API. That's all good. The problem I'm having is suppressing the directory structure when its zipped. How make a zip file w/the following requirements? Inside the zip I need the file to have no directory structure and only be in a list. The files however need to be zipped from a directory.
Here's a more complete picture of what I'm trying to do. I have the following directory structure and list of files...
after I zip up the files and everything, I get a zip file called
Now when I open the zip I want to only find the files at the root level.
Note that the files are in the base directory. There are lots of examples out there of how to zip up a bunch of files however none of them show me how to suppress the directory structure. Also I don't have the rights to the root directory so I can't simply move the files to the root and re-zip from there. I have to zip them from the directory structure I'm in. One other thing, I've noticed that pkzip has the features to do something like this, unfortunately I can't copy pkzip onto this server. I can only use the standard unix files and public APIs.
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