Zip source directory/filename -max depth 2 -exec zip -r “This is a regular file that contains one more character in its name than are allowed.” it gives the usual Zip Error. I did a bit of searching online; most of the results I found said the same. Some examples below include: Jan 18, 2022 — My first time in this zip error problem, I tried this command: zip file.zip source directory/filename, and it gave an error that said Zip error: Nothing to do! Jul 22, 2022 — Here's what I found in Google: CD /home/user/Repo/Apps zip -r, and I get an error along the lines of: Zip error: Nothing to do! Aug 2, 2022 — I've tested this command: zip file.zip -r -n, and it did not work for me even though it was able to zip file with the -n option. What's wrong? Nov 2, 2022 — What works for me and my personal experience is... Cd /home/ user / Repo zip -r, and I get the following error: Zip error: Nothing to do! Nov 9, 2022 — I have tried to use a command in bash or ash ls -l total 4 drwxrwxr-x 14 root 14 Oct 12 20:27. Drwxr-xr-x 12 root 16 Oct 10 12:59 . -rw-r--r-- 1 root 478 Oct 10 12:53 . -rw-r--r-- 1 root 20 Oct 10 12:29./ And the other command CD /USR/local/lib cat /home/user/.zip, and it gave it Zip error: Zip error: Nothing to do! Nov 9, 2022 — I'm in your situation. What did you try? Jul 1, 2022 — Please follow the following steps, then email your questions to me at or on the discussion group: Step 1: Create an empty folder containing the compressed files. Step 2: Create any additional folder containing zip files to contain the extra compressed files.