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New action: ZIP Files

September 19, 2017

New action: ZIP Files

For your convenience, the popular command is now available as a separate action.

Invented by Phil Katz in the 80's, Zip has been an inseparable part of IT for almost 30 years, with even your mom zipping those family photos to reduce the size of the attachment before sending them over Gmail.

Here's an example pipeline using the action to archive an application before deploying it to the server:

The main advantage of the action over manually entering the command is that it's easier to provide ignore paths in builds:

The Zip action is available from the DevOps section on the action list:

Alexander Kus

Alexander Kus

Customer Success Manager

A story-teller and conversation-lover, Alexander decided to invest his skills to help his friends at Buddy transform the cold language of patch notes into exciting narratives. Also: an avid gamer, hip-hop DJ, Liverpool FC fan, absentminded husband, and the father of two.