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Old 08-04-2003, 08:35 AM   #1
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Question Decompression Problem

Hi people,

I am running KDE interface and everytime I am trying to uncompress .zip file by double clicking those files. It indicate that it is an empty compression.

But when I am open it with winzip (win32 ) program it manage to unzip the directory.

Does anyone have the same problem?

Old 08-04-2003, 08:42 AM   #2
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fire up a terminal and try:

unzip <name of the file>

If it's a real .zip file
Old 08-04-2003, 09:01 AM   #3
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Or you can use tar


I'd suggest getting used to tar

man tar, info tar

You can unzip, untar, un.. almost whatever you want with it.
Except for rar, but.. I'm looking into maybe adding that and contributing it.

tar -xvzf <name>

Old 08-04-2003, 03:09 PM   #4
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And for batch processing how about (it comes as standard with Red Hat 9)

gitunpack - GNU Interactive Tools - Unified archive unpacking

gitunpack dir files...

gitunpack is a shell script that accepts a directory and a set of
archives as its command line parameters, and then attempts to unpack
those archives in the given directory, selecting the utility used to
unpack the archives based on the archive extensions.


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