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Old 02-26-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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Browseable zip command line utility?


I'm looking for a command line utility that'll allow me to browse through a zip, much like 'file-roller', but in a more 'lynx' fashion, so that I can do it from the command line (through telnet, for example).

It would be nice if it allows me to 'open' a compressed file as well (using vi, maybe), so that I don't have to explicitly extract that file before opening it (of course, I understand this would work only for text files).

So, any such utility out there?


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Old 02-26-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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Hi there,

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Originally Posted by linux.noob View Post
I'm looking for a command line utility that'll allow me to browse through a zip, much like 'file-roller', but in a more 'lynx' fashion, so that I can do it from the command line (through telnet, for example).

It would be nice if it allows me to 'open' a compressed file as well (using vi, maybe), so that I don't have to explicitly extract that file before opening it (of course, I understand this would work only for text files).
you don't tell which distro you're using. But IIRC there's a FUSE driver that makes archive files transparently accessible as if they were normal directories (like the zip folder extension in Windows XP and up). Maybe that would suit your needs.

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:32 PM   #3
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You can use "mc" (Midnight Commander) for this task. You can choose internal or external tools to view (F3) or edit (F4) files. By "copy" command (F5) you can extract selected files. You probably need zip and unzip tools as addons.
 
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