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Old 02-24-2006, 01:45 PM   #1
Ariod
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Unpacking multiple ZIP files (regular expressions)


Hi all,

I have a question. Say I want to unpack multiple ZIP files. I'd use "unzip *.zip" but it appears that I need to use "unzip /*.zip" instead (without the quotes, of course). Why is that? It seems that I misunderstood how Linux interprets the asterisk.
 
Old 02-24-2006, 01:48 PM   #2
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No, you haven't misunderstood how linux interprets the asterisk, but how the 'unzip' program interprets it

I'll poke around a bit but there are several other threads like this if you search for 'multiple unzip' 'unzip all in directory' or somesuch.
 
  


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