In the zip task you are able to zip multiple folders to a zip files. The task creates zip archives with the name of the folder:
src/project/Modules/Common => src/project/Modules/Common.zip
In your next build step you can publish or copy the zip file to your destination location.
In the unzip task you are able to unzip zip files. In the ‘Zip files to unzip’ textbox you can specify multiple files to unzip. When the ‘Unzip to path’ is empty, the files will be unziped into a sub directory with the same name as the zip file.
src/project/Modules/Common.zip => src/project/Modules/Common
When you specify the ‘Unzip to path’ textbox, the zip files will be unzipped into that directory.
Add path variables
The default relative path is the folder where all sources for the build definition are synced. You can go thought other directories/files on the build agent by using full paths or variables in the path. All input boxes for paths do accept variables. For example the source directory is: $(Agent.BuildDirectory)\s. Or use your own variables for the build/release pipeline in the paths.
Path variables in VSTS
Some useful variables:
|$(System.DefaultWorkingDirectory)||Default working directory for build or release task.|
|$(Build.SourcesDirectory)||Default working directory for build task.|
|$(Release.ArtifactsDirectory)||Default working directory for release task.|
|$(Agent.RootDirectory)\_work||The working directory for this agent.|
|$(Agent.RootDirectory)\TestResults||The local path on the agent where the test results are created.|
|$(Agent.BuildDirectory)\s||The folder where all sources for the build definition are synced to.|
|$(Agent.BuildDirectory)\b||The local path on the agent you can use as a folder for compiled binaries.|
|$(Agent.BuildDirectory)\a||The local path on the agent where any artifacts are copied to before being pushed to their destination, it will be cleaned up after the files have been copied to the destination.|
|$(Agent.BuildDirectory)||The local path on the agent where all folders for a given build definition are created.|
More on variables can be found at: MSDN Use variables