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GhostOfYoda 07-27-2003 09:49 AM

Can't unzip a file
 
Hey; I'm using KDE with Debian 2.2 Woody, and I'm trying to unzip a file. However, when I click on it, Archiver loads and gives me the error "Sorry, the utility zip is not in your PATH."

What is "the utility zip", where is my "PATH" and how do I get it there?

All suggestions are welcomed. Thanks.

Mega Man X 07-27-2003 10:05 AM

Hi GhostOfYoda!!!

To unzip a file, go into the folder where the file is, fire a terminal and type :

unzip <name of the file>

For more about zip/tar and installing programs, check this link out:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094

GhostOfYoda 07-27-2003 10:10 AM

Thanks! It worked perfectly. I'm sorry, that was an incredibly stupid question.

"Q: How do I unzip FileA?"
"A: 'Unzip FileA"

:o

Mega Man X 07-27-2003 10:34 AM

Np :) You are doing better then I did when I first started Linux... I clicked at everything, each and every setup.exe and nothing happened :)

MiscGeek 07-27-2003 11:04 AM

Re: Can't unzip a file
 
Quote:

Originally posted by GhostOfYoda
Hey; I'm using KDE with Debian 2.2 Woody, and I'm trying to unzip a file. However, when I click on it, Archiver loads and gives me the error "Sorry, the utility zip is not in your PATH."

What is "the utility zip", where is my "PATH" and how do I get it there?

All suggestions are welcomed. Thanks.

GhostOfYoda,

Looks like Megaman X answered your question about zip and unzip. I'll try to give you hint about your path :)

If you look in your home directory /home/<user_name> you should find a .bashrc file. This is where your personal environment settings are.

You will want to add something like export PATH="$PATH:/dir/to/add". If you want to see all your environment variables just open a shell and type "env". This will list all your environment settings,

Mike


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