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How do I install a .zip file via the command line?

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marked as duplicate by Lucio, Avinash Raj, psusi, Rinzwind, karel Feb 12 '14 at 8:58

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It would be helpful if you tell what is what you want to install. –  xangua Feb 12 '14 at 2:21
You don't. You install programs ( via the software center ). A zip file is a compressed archive of arbitrary data files. –  psusi Feb 12 '14 at 4:13
funny question :) –  Chelseawillrecover Feb 12 '14 at 6:19

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You cannot install a zip file by itself. First unizip it (unzip yourzipfilename.zip) then navigate to the extracted folder (cd yourzipfilename), then install it's contents using command(s) that are appropriate to the content type.

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Just Double-click the .zip file -> Click Extract-> Select Destination Folder to extract. Its Done.

.zip is a compressed file not an installer.

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