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Old 09-19-2005, 06:02 PM   #1
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unzip and keep original file ?


Hi all,
this problem seems very small but I cannot find a solution: When using unzip on an regular zip-file the contents are extracted and the original zip file is gone. I want to extract and keep the original file. How can this be done besides always making a copy with another name or in another place? There seems to be no option mentioned in the corresponding man page...

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Old 09-19-2005, 06:09 PM   #2
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unzip does keep the original zipfile, unless you're using gzip? But then that doesn't handle multiple files to compress (hence it's used with tar).
 
Old 09-20-2005, 06:02 PM   #3
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Oh, didn't know that. Yes, I used gzip but I thought zip behaved like gzip. I will investigate further if there is an option to tar xzf that keeps the original...

Thanks!
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Old 09-20-2005, 06:29 PM   #4
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tars z option also won't delete the tarball. The only real concern is
with using gunzip on a .gz file. And that can be fixed by using
gunzip -c blurb.gz > blurb


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Old 09-21-2005, 03:56 PM   #5
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... cool! That's a nice trick.

Thanks again!
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Old 09-21-2005, 04:24 PM   #6
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Heh - it's not really a trick, it automatically follows from
reading the man-page ;}


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