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Old 07-28-2004, 12:32 AM   #1
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Decompress .zip files on AIX system

Hi all members,

I have a problem with my AIX 5.1L server. My CD-ROM contains some files written in .zip file (I compressed them by winzip on windows system). Now, I want to decompress them on AIX system, but I have tried many times by using gunzip command, the results were failt.
I have enter some parameters like -f, -d, -S (suffix), but the results were the same.
Please help me to decompress .zip file on AIX system.

I am looking forward to hearing from all of you.

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Old 07-28-2004, 01:21 AM   #2
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decompress .zip files

hi there,

gunzip will not work... try to see if u have "unzip". u will find "unzip" on Solaris/Linux. i hope the same might be available in AIX.

unzip -l

will list the contents of the zip file. and "unzip" will extract the contents.

Old 07-28-2004, 06:35 AM   #3
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Please post your questions on the appropriate forum and there only. AIX stuff goes here:

Here's unzip for you:

Alternative place to get it (and other AIX software):

Old 08-05-2004, 11:15 AM   #4
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You'll find unzip and a lot of nice open source utilities in the IBM AIX Toolbox for Linux Applications:
Old 08-23-2004, 09:35 AM   #5
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it is always possible to try to compile tools for AIX, in case you cannot find a suitable binary on we have gunzip, for example.


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