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 'example.zip' and extract it as the folder name 'examplefold'


By default, unzip extracts the content of the archive directly into the current directory.

You can specify a different target directory where to extract the files using the -d option:

unzip example.zip -d /path/to/wherever/you/want/the/archive/to/get/extracted

Or if the archive itself contains a folder example which you want to extract to the current directory, but with a different name, you must manually rename it to examplefold afterwards:

unzip example.zip && mv example examplefold
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    if there exists a example folder already then does this work? – alhelal Sep 15 '17 at 3:17

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