Use 7z to compress & encrypt zip files

7z a -tzip -mem=AES128 -bd -y -pPASSWORD -mx=0 -- OUTPUT_FILE.zip file1 file2 file3 file3

This uses AES128 encryption and uses a compression rate of 0 (archive mode). You can pick a number up to 9 (highest compression rate)

Enjoy!

About SoCRaT

Research Support and Infrastructure Engineer, OSS & Linux Geek
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