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Old 06-11-2010, 05:31 AM   #1
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zip - unzip info


Hi all

Is it possible to copy zipped (my.zip) files from Windows systems to Linux systems and unzip them without any corruption.

I know the command unzip is available, but I want to know if this copying from WIndows to Linux could lead to file corruption.

any suggestions?

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Old 06-11-2010, 05:35 AM   #2
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Hi,

That should be possible. I'm not sure if you need to use unzip or gunzip on the linux/unix system.

I'm sure it works with rar (unrar on the linux/unix platform), but that's not your actual question.

Anyway, hope this helps.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 05:55 AM   #3
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Definitely.

Samuel Smith ported the algorithms of Phil Katz's original "PKZip" program, into an open source project he called "Info-ZIP", way back in 1989 (Katz had published how they worked, anyway).

He released it under a BSD license, so essentially everyone else's "Rocket-Powered ZIP program", ever since, has been (pretty much) a cut&paste job, as far as the actual archiving process goes. (Many such defacto standards are the product of a BSD licenses meeting up with the ctl-c and ctl-v keys. How do you think we ended up with TCP/IP?)

("What's that, you say, Skippy? 'Attribution'? Oh, there's a comment in the source code - honest!")

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Old 06-11-2010, 06:17 AM   #4
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Hi,

That should be possible. I'm not sure if you need to use unzip or gunzip on the linux/unix system.
.zip file ---> unzip

.gz file ---> gunzip
 
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:20 AM   #5
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@pixellany: Thanks, I always confuse these 2.......
 
Old 06-11-2010, 06:24 AM   #6
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That's cool----I confuse **everything**.....
 
Old 06-11-2010, 07:02 AM   #7
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thanks

thanks for all comments
 
Old 06-11-2010, 07:06 AM   #8
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