LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Password
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-11-2006, 12:20 PM   #1
Asagath
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Colombia
Posts: 42

Rep: Reputation: 15
Little help unziping a file


Sorry for asking this... but you might get an idea how newbie I am in this linux stuff. Ok, my question is... how do I unzip a file. I have a file called something.zip and I have no idea how to unzip it, so... I'll receive any help. By the way, I am using Red Hat 7.2
 
Old 08-11-2006, 12:41 PM   #2
druuna
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 10,532
Blog Entries: 7

Rep: Reputation: 2374Reputation: 2374Reputation: 2374Reputation: 2374Reputation: 2374Reputation: 2374Reputation: 2374Reputation: 2374Reputation: 2374Reputation: 2374Reputation: 2374
Hi,

Officially you should use unzip with the zip extension, but it could be a renamed file. If unzip does not work try gunzip (both are probably installed by default).

How they work?

unzip <file.zip>
gunzip <file.zip>


It is common practise to tar a bunch of files and zip the archive.

If you end up with a file that has the .tar extension after unzipping, you need to untar the file as well.

tar xf file.tar to untar the file.

Hope this helps.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
unziping bz2 files Rodotheos Linux - Newbie 4 04-05-2005 05:17 PM
Opening/Unziping .tar.gz files java999 Linux - Software 5 09-25-2004 12:17 PM
Problem in unziping tarballs ssmaitra Linux - Software 5 02-28-2004 01:08 PM
How to play a media file/ video file/mp3 file recorded in harddisk/cd-rom arindam Linux - Newbie 2 09-05-2003 11:31 AM
Unziping tar.gz flies Darkangel90 Linux - General 6 06-08-2002 05:57 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:35 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration