unzip refers to the utility `unzip` or an action of unzipping.

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What command do I need to unzip/extract a .tar.gz file?

I received a huge .tar.gz file from a client that contains about 800 mb of image files (when uncompressed.) Our hosting company's ftp is seriously slow, so extracting all the files locally and sending ...
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unzip error “End-of-central-directory signature not found”

I try to unzip a zip file, but got an error: $ unzip COCR2_100.zip Archive: COCR2_100.zip End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not a zipfile, or it constitutes one ...
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How to list content of all .zip files in a folder and grep for a specific file?

I have 348 zip files and I want to find a file that is in one of the zip files, unzip -l doesn't work with wild cards? How can I list content of all .zip files and grep through the merged list of ...
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how to use sudo command to install .tar.gz? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file? I am newbie to ubuntu. I would like someone to explain how to use sudo command to unzip & install .tar.gz file to me.
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Unable to unzip file

trying to unzip a file so im trying the following command Sorry im really quite new to linux btw this is Ubuntu server latest release. user@serverubuntu:~/minecraft/server$ ls rtk.zip user@...
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How to quickly extract all kinds of archived files from command-line?

Many times I need to extract different kinds of archived files using commad-line. But not all the time I remember the exact command for any type of file archive. So, I have to waste time and search ...
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my tar command line is not working it won't unzip files

when I try using tar -xvj [file name] then hit enter it just hangs and does not unzip file.. I've tried zipping just a really small text file and it zipped into a .tar.bz file then when I tried to ...
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Can Ubuntu unzip from inside a dialog?

Windows can unzip files from inside a dialog, which is convenient if files are zipped and you want to unzip. Can Ubuntu do this? If so, how? If not, why not?
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Error while unzipping: need PK compat. v5.1 (can do v4.6)

I am getting this error while unzipping a file how unzip it c0mrad3@dinp:~/output/zip$ unzip 00000018.zip Archive: 00000018.zip skipping: secret.txt need PK compat. v5.1 (can do v4....
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How can I avoid broken languages when unzipping unicode files?

It happens often that I see unknown file names when uncompressing zip files. For example, ╕╢╣¤└╟╝║-Bb└╠┴╢╛╟▒т┐ы-┼м╢є╕о│▌,┼╫│╩╗Ў╝╥╞∙ ╝╥╟┴╢є│ы╗Ў╝╥╞∙ ,╞о╖│╞ъ What could be the solution for the ...
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Uncompress file from URL to hard disk?

How to uncompress directly from terminal if I have the URL of the file? For example : unzip www.test.com/test.zip destination-folder-on-my-pc
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Unpack a war file to a destination folder without verbose output

i need to extract a war file with unzip without verbose output i am doing it like this - unzip myFile.war -d /home/app/ but this creates verbose output. How can i prevent that ?
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Unzip 5GB zip file [duplicate]

I have here 5GB zip file but I have no idea how to unzip that. I tried: 7z x file.zip Returns: Error: Can not open file as archive jar xvf file.zip Returns: jar: error opening file.zip for ...
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unzip multiple files

I don't think that I'm the only one with this problem, but unfortunately I wasn't able to find the proper answer between previously asked questions. It is a very common procedure on torrent sites ...
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how to extract multiple zipped and rar files recursively?

I have a folder ExampleFolder which contains many zipped folders. These zipped folders also contains multiple zipped folders. How to go through ExampleFolder and extract all of its zipped folders ...
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How to use unzip in linux terminal SSH?

I just zip a file in my remote server using the command "unzip" in the SSH terminal. It works fine but leaves a new folder called "__MACOSX". Is there any way to make that the command delete this ...
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Unzip command is Archiving instead of Extracting

I m trying to unzip "Data.zip" into the current directory using: unzip Data.zip But i get a prompt: Archive: Data.zip replace /home/jaggib/Data.zip? [y]es, [n]o, [A]ll, [N]one, [r]ename:' It ...
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How to extract archive or change permissions when there are “read-only file system” errors?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and having a problem changing the file permission of a .zip file. I can neither extract it nor change file permissions. When I extract it by command unzip ...
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How can I extract the data from a corrupted .docx file?

My girlfriend's .docx file corrupted and I'm trying to recover the text from it. I learned that .docx is essentially a zip file that contains folders and bunch of .xml files (and one of them contains ...
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I would like to unzip as different file name

Ok i need to extract a zip archive named 'example.zip' but i would like to extract it as a different file name, not 'example' being my folder name, how could i extract a zip archive using unzip called ...
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Difficulty unzipping ubuntu using es explorer for android

Whenever I try to unzip ubuntu- 13.04.LARGE.ext4.v2.zip to /sdcard/ubuntu it tells me "exception found!(Bad size: -294967296)." I have googled around but I can't find an answer. Can you please ...
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Arabic file names changed to unicode

Copied zip file of site backup from old host which had Arabic file names, when unzipped on new installation of Ubuntu file names are somehow changed to unicode. Original file name : إدارة-المكتب-...
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Unzip .zip on Ubuntu 15.10

I've updated to 15.10 from 15.04. My laptop has a pre-installed Ubuntu since I bought it. Every time I try to open a .zip file, this error message shows: Photo How can I fix this?
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Ubuntu extracts an EMPTY FOLDER? File Manager Issue

bekepart@bekepart-System-Product-Name:~/Downloads$ unzip cucc.zip -d /home/bekepart/Desktop Archive: cucc.zip creating: /home/bekepart/Desktop/cucc/ creating: /home/bekepart/Desktop/cucc/gyak5/ ...
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How to unzip a file in terminal and spit it out with specific file name?

I know I run sudo unzip file.zip -d /path/to/dir, but is there anyway to specify the output file name?
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unzip a file .zip.part using terminal

i have downoalded the file VSCode-linux-x64.zip.part,i want to install this program on ubuntu platform i taped 'sudo unzip VSCode-linux-x64.zip.part -d /the folder path ' but it dosen't work i have ...
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How to create icons on the desktop of ubuntu?

For example if I download a program, unzip it and how do I install it and make it appear the icon on the launcher or desktop?
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Where do I put java programs (SeleniumRC in my case)

I've downloaded the package. The instruction say to unzip and place in your desired directory. What should that directory be? Nautilus is not letting me paste it into any /opt or /usr folders.
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Error in installing p7zip-full p7zip-rar from command line [duplicate]

On giving the following command on the Command Line, sudo apt-get install p7zip-full p7zip-rar I got this error: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. Can anyone help ...
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Unzipping .gz files

I want to unzip my gz file but this error keeps coming up. Please help am new to Ubuntu. gzip -d hg19_ljb26_all.txt.gz gzip: hg19_ljb26_all.txt.gz: unexpected end of file How can I resolve this?
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Can't unzip compressed files - Ubuntu 15.04

So, here's what I'm faced with atm: I am unable to unzip any type of compressed files - 7z, tar, bz, zip, rar, etc. I've tried in front-ends (nautilus and PCMan) and terminal (unzip, tar, etc) and ...
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Random errors in decompressed files

I have a server with 14.04 installed. As I was using unzip and gzip I noticed a weird thing: the decompressed files were corrupted, meaning that random characters appeared in place of other characters ...
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Installing Java on EC2 Instance — Unzip error

I've been trying to install java for a while now on my EC2 instance and I'm having no luck. I keep getting the error: sudo tar xf jdk-7u51-linux-x64.tar.gz gzip: stdin: not in gzip format ...
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Unzip all zip files in a target folder?

I have a curl cronjob which periodically downloads a bunch of zip files into a target folder. Like this: curl www.zipdownloadfile.com/file.zip > file.zip Now I need to have Ubuntu unzip all of ...
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Extracting a zip file in my machne givs me CRC error?

I have a large zip that contain hundreds of files. I've unzip'ed it in more than one machine and didn't have any problem before. However, for this particular machine (Ubuntu Server 12.04) I keep ...
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Trying to unzip a locked folder

I recently downloaded a .zip archive, and i want to unzip it, so that I can run the application inside, but when I try to, it asks for a password. I am the root on my laptop, so I put in my own ...
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Shell scripting add slashes in file name with space

I am a newbee and want to write a shell script in which I will look up in a certain directory for zip file and unzip it to certain directory. File name can have spaces like this "Harry's 20 july.zip" ...
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unzip cannot find or open the tgz file [duplicate]

When I run ~$ unzip android-sdk_r24.0.2-linux.tgz I get the error message unzip: cannot find or open android-sdk_r24.0.2-linux.tgz, android-sdk_r24.0.2-linux.tgz.zip or android-sdk_r24.0.2-...
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How to unzip and unrar a file from terminal? [duplicate]

I would like to know what are the commands line used to unzip and unrar a file from terminal.