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Old 03-20-2007, 08:24 PM   #1
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.zip opener?


I need a really quick fix to my problem; I need to be able to open .zip files. Does anyone know an application that can unpack them, and hopefully comes in a .deb download? I REALLY hate .tar.gz files.

EDIT: this is for Xubuntu 6.06 by the way.

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Old 03-20-2007, 08:43 PM   #2
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Should be in the Ubuntu repositories

sudo apt-get install unzip
or there is xarchiver or ark (which i believe is in the kdeaddons package)
Old 03-20-2007, 09:51 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Jorophose
I REALLY hate .tar.gz files.
Why??? "tar -xzvf <filename>" too hard??

Do you prefer longer downloads and dealing with multiple files that have not been archived?

unzip for .zip--it is in my distros by default
gunzip for .gz--ditto
Old 03-20-2007, 10:39 PM   #4
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xarchiver is a nice gui archiver...
download and compile source if you want rar capability and stuff like that... the latest release. you know the drill.
Old 04-01-2007, 01:09 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by pixellany
Why??? "tar -xzvf <filename>" too hard??

Do you prefer longer downloads and dealing with multiple files that have not been archived?

unzip for .zip--it is in my distros by default
gunzip for .gz--ditto
I'm having the same problem as the OP. I tried the command but ended up with: "bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'" What does that mean?

Also, I've received this cheery news: "Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors"

Still trying to figure out how to navigate a directory and have googled until smoke comes out of my computer, trying to find something I can understand. As in, "Type this... and then press enter and then type this...". Even my dogs are ignoring me from repeated neglect of time and attention. H-e-l-p!

Archiving...someone please explain. Anyone who doesn't know how to unzip a sticky, messy tarball is lost now...and I'm one of those as yet.

PS- Pixellany, what distros are you using? Anything like that for Ubuntu that you know of?
Old 04-01-2007, 01:35 PM   #6
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Ark, that's a KDE package.


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