Just wondering how I would go about unzipping a .zip file on a Linux box. I know you can untar tarballs etc but is there a standard command for .zip files. This would seriously improve the quality of my life!
Sure! It's called (wait for it!) "unzip". It may well be already installed - if not, it is probably in your distribution's package system, or you can download the source [info-zip.org] and compile it yourself.