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Old 04-17-2006, 12:08 PM   #1
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unzip file in debian

I need to unzip

#unzip -X
command not found

what should I apt-get install?
What key words I should search in google?
I tried some ways, but didn't get I expected.

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Old 04-17-2006, 12:12 PM   #2
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apt-cache search unzip
shows (amongst others):
unzip - De-archiver for .zip files
Try installing that one, then do:
man unzip
to find out how to use it.
Old 04-17-2006, 12:18 PM   #3
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You also might want to do:

apt-get install unp

unp is a frontend for various archivers. Sure you still need unzip, gzip installed but then you simply say:


unp file.tgz

unp file.bz2

etc. etc.....
Old 04-17-2006, 02:15 PM   #4
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You might even just right click on the file and select 'Extract here'. See if your desktop can figure it out.


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