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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'

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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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