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Old 02-17-2009, 07:58 PM   #1
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What command line tool in Linux works like WinZip in windows?

Hello all I'm taking a intro to Linux class and I need an answer to the following question

What command line tool in Linux works like WinZip in windows?

I know I should know this but it escapes me

Old 02-17-2009, 08:02 PM   #2
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If it's homework you should be doing it yourself.
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Hi here are the two commands to unzip a .gz file extension

1)gunzip -S .zip filename.gz

2)gunzip filename.gz

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This will not give you an instant answer, but might help you next time with a similar problem.

To find all commands that have something to do with 'zip', try

man -k zip

and 'man whatever' to get more details.
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'zip' and 'unzip' are the command-line tools, though the question is quite silly on part of the class, because GUI-tools and command-line allow only unfair comparing results. 'Ark' is actually more comparable to WinZip, as it's a GUI-tool as well and handles ZIP file formats among others.
What kind of a Linux class asks this kind of lame questions?


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