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Old 11-11-2005, 10:34 AM   #1
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problem with zipping and unzipping

I used the zip program that comes with FreeBSD 5.4 release 2 to compress some directories and files.
Now,when I try to unzip the files in debian,I get the following error.

tinku@localhost~$ unzip 
warning []:  137133 extra bytes at beginning or within zipfile
  (attempting to process anyway)
error []:  start of central directory not found;
  zipfile corrupt.
  (please check that you have transferred or created the zipfile in the
  appropriate BINARY mode and that you have compiled UnZip properly)
I have some really important data over there.Moreover,I dont have any freebsd runnnig oses within reach.So,I cant try on freebsd.
Any help?

Old 11-11-2005, 10:53 AM   #2
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Things are not looking good for your . Maybe you will have some luck with a bsd livecd.
Old 11-11-2005, 11:14 AM   #3
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Well,had this been the problem with only one zip file,I would have assumed that something is wrong with the file.But this is happening for almost all the zip files that i did in this procedure~12 zip files.

Ok,i will try freebsie when I get back home.I have freesbie cd with me.


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