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

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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

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

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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