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Old 07-31-2002, 02:52 PM   #1
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Arrow Is there a unzip software out there...?

Is there a unzip software out there that unpacked,that will unpack

Like when we take .tar file and drop into a dir. and unpack automatic.
Is there something like for linux.I know I have for WINDOWS 98,I hope MANDRAKE got one too.

Old 07-31-2002, 03:25 PM   #2
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You can use the info-zip utilities to manipulate ZIP archives with directories, if that's what you're talking about.

You can find them on, search for zip.
Old 08-01-2002, 04:02 PM   #3
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What you need is unzipsfx - this is in the UnZip package for RH/MDK. This program should already have been installed on your Mandrake system - if not, grab the rpm from your closest mandrake mirror.

Simple unzipsfx usage instructions:

$ cat `which unzipsfx` > letters
$ chmod 755 letters
$ zip -A letters

man unzipsfx for more information


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Old 08-20-2002, 05:47 PM   #4
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Question Tar.gz answer??

I`m looking for to decompress tar.gz.
I have litle time to playing around in konsole(shell) I like quick and easy to decompress tar.gz.
Old 08-20-2002, 06:55 PM   #5
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type in

tar -xzf name_of_file.tar.gz
Old 08-20-2002, 10:33 PM   #6
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There is karchive and gnozip , if you are talking about GUI tools. And they should come on your Mandrake CD's as well
Old 08-23-2002, 08:06 AM   #7
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You can allways use midnight commander it works well for that.
Old 08-23-2002, 11:24 AM   #8
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I use Lycoris Desktop/LX and in Konqueror, if you right click the file there is a selection to "extract here". it works with tar.gz, zip, and some others. Really nice conveinince feature...
Old 08-24-2002, 01:37 AM   #9
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I don't know if Karchive is the same thing as ark, if not, ark is a good gui tool. Also recently I have been checking out the ROX thing over at and they have another gui option that appears to be able to handle just about any form of compression I have ever come across.



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