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Unzipping .zip files on Linux/Unix

Can I?



12:57 pm on Jul 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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!


1:19 pm on Jul 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Actually I suppose another way of solving the problem is how can I create tarred files on Windows?


1:28 pm on Jul 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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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.


1:40 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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How did they come up with a name like that?


12:10 pm on Jul 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Also, you can make .tar, .tar.gz, .tar.bz2, and other types of files with the free/open-source 7-zip [7-zip.org].


7:57 pm on Jul 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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7-zip ... unsung hero in my book.

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