Originally Posted by druuna
Does the skins2 (or vlc/skins2) directory exist before unzipping the file? It should.
Something happened to my last post when I responded to druuna. Here is a facsimile.
The answer is Yes & No & Yes.
In my futzing around with the vlc folders in a different directory, “/usr/share” I created a folder “/vlc/skins2” thinking (big mistake) that I needed it to install the .zip file. I didn't realize at that time that the legit folder, the one set up when I installed vlc in the first place, was already extant in the right directory.
When I finally cottoned on to my bad assumption and found the right folder, I saw the “/vlc/skins2” folder and made another bad assumption that it was the one I had created.
So I deleted it by way of experimenting to see if the “unzip to” would create it; which it didn't of course. So I re-created it as “vlc/skins2”.
What was confusing me was that when I went to “/home/pilgrim/.local/share” it wasn't the same folder as “/root/.local/share”.
This confusion was brought about because none of the codes I tried would unzip the file on my DT to: “~/.local/share/vlc/skins2”, so I went hunting around to see what was what.
Nevertheless: I took the easy route, opened Konqueror as su, and drag/dropped the .zip file in:
“~/.local/share”. “~/.local/share# ls -a
. .. Trash vlc%2fskins2 vlc-skins.zip”
Before I mess things up further let me check options.
Is the  KDE GUI “Extract to/here” the same thing as  “unzip to/here” from the command line? I've been assuming they are the same.
Right clicking on the “vlc-skins .zip” icon in “~/.local/share” folder contents window, the drop down menu give the option:
“Destination folder: /root/vlc/skins2”.
Or from a root terminal would this code be OK?
# unzip ~/.local/share/vlc-skins.zip ~/.local/share/vlc/skins2
I apologize for being so tedious. But I've never had this kind of a problem before and it's making me paranoid.