General :: Backup - Zip Selected Directories Recursively In Linux

Jun 25, 2011

I would like to zip only selected directories(and its child directories as well)I have many directories in the current folder like app, content, db, library etc.But I would like the zip only app and content and its child folders. I am trying the following.

zip -r ../backups/code/20110625 -i app/* -i content/* . *

But I am getting the following error. zip error: Invalid command arguments (nothing to select from)

What is the correct syntax to achieve this?

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