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Old 07-09-2003, 01:43 AM   #1
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how to decompress file from diskette


Hi,
I have a problem.
I just downloaded a RPM file from the internet and the size is 1.9MB. I saved into my C drive. They i use winzip to compress it and save it into A: drive/floppy. It required 2 diskettes to store the file. Actually i want to transfer the RPM file to Linux Redhat PC. May i know how to decompress the file which i compressed into diskette just now?
thanks.

 
Old 07-09-2003, 02:00 AM   #2
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man unzip

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Old 07-09-2003, 02:11 AM   #3
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I need to 'man unzip' again myself but I think he's going to have trouble. As far as I know, gunzip and such is pkzip-compatible (mostly) but doesn't support multi-volume PKZip-type archives.

I'm guessing you don't have a dual boot machine, a Linux and Windows box networked, a CD burner, or a connection to the net with Linux? Because any of those would get you around the multi-floppy transfer issue.

There are some *nix utilities for DOS/Win and Cygwin, of course. Maybe unpack it in Windows and copy two halves to two floppies in unpacked form and copy them back to one directory in Linux. *g*

But maybe I'm out of it and you can just unzip it.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 02:18 AM   #4
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Multi-part archives are not yet supported, except in con-
junction with zip. (All parts must be concatenated
together in order, and then ``zip -F'' must be performed
on the concatenated archive in order to ``fix'' it.) This
will definitely be corrected in the next major release.

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Old 07-09-2003, 03:32 AM   #5
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Is anyone can help me to give me the command to extract the zip file from multiple span disk?
i don't understand the unzip man. it's too complicated.

 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:43 AM   #6
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I'm taking bits of pieces of the above conversation, but try this:
Copy all the files from both floppies to a single location. You might even create a temp directory for this to ensure that's all that is in that location. Then, after the files are in a place you can find easily, open up a console and type:
cd /path/to/files
cat file1.zip file2.zip > single.zip

Changing /path/to/files to the actual location, and file1.zip and file2.zip to the actual filenames.

After that run:
zip -F single.zip
This repairs the zip from the cat'ing, and then:
unzip single.zip
To have it unzipped and working.

HTH

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Old 07-09-2003, 02:55 PM   #7
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Old 07-09-2003, 02:59 PM   #8
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Just use gunzip, its much easier than a command line...

Command lines have their place. File manipulation usually isn't one of them.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 07:22 PM   #9
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Unless I'm missing something, isn't gunzip a utility used to uncompress gzipped files? I know if I call gunzip, I get an error because it's looking for a gzipped file, all in the command line.

Could you clarify, or link us to, the application you are referring to?

Tink:
I know, I know I agree, but things like this probably don't come along often enough for them to need to know how to do it, not yet anyway.



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Old 07-09-2003, 11:44 PM   #10
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gnozip, sorry...

I beleive it is a graphical front end for a command line program, but it makes it easier to work with, which is, after all, the point of a gui.
 
  


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