Linux Winzip utility

Linux Winzip utility

Post by Kevin Scot » Wed, 26 May 1999 04:00:00



Is anyone aware of a utility for linux which understands ".zip" files?
It would be awfully convienent if I could unzip files created by Winzip
(in WinX environment of course) in linux.

Thanks in advance,

Kevin

 
 
 

Linux Winzip utility

Post by Bj?rn Gerhar » Wed, 26 May 1999 04:00:00


Hi Kevin,

Quote:> Is anyone aware of a utility for linux which understands ".zip" files?

If you run KDE theres a utility called ark
It works fine :)

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Linux Winzip utility

Post by John P Grime » Wed, 26 May 1999 04:00:00


Kevin,
    Do you mean
            unzip        ?


> Is anyone aware of a utility for linux which understands ".zip" files?
> It would be awfully convienent if I could unzip files created by Winzip
> (in WinX environment of course) in linux.

> Thanks in advance,

> Kevin

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Linux Winzip utility

Post by Matthew Baffo » Wed, 26 May 1999 04:00:00



held some poor sysadmin at gun point while typing in the following:
: Is anyone aware of a utility for linux which understands ".zip" files?
                                                              ^
: It would be awfully convienent if I could unzip files created by Winzip
                                            ^^^^^
: (in WinX environment of course) in linux.

If you've got a RedHat box, you've probably got them, too.

Dunno about other distributions.

: Thanks in advance,

HTH,

: Kevin

--Matthew

 
 
 

Linux Winzip utility

Post by Timothy J. L » Wed, 26 May 1999 04:00:00


|Is anyone aware of a utility for linux which understands ".zip" files?
|It would be awfully convienent if I could unzip files created by Winzip
|(in WinX environment of course) in linux.

There's a freeware utility called InfoZip (executables called zip and
unzip).  Some Linux distributions include it.

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Linux Winzip utility

Post by m » Wed, 26 May 1999 04:00:00


Hi,

My Debian 2.0 (Hamm) included some unzip utility, that unzip's ".zip" files,
but does'nt create them. No idea, if there is a complete "zipper", but isn't
it compatible with gzip? I would try that.

bye.



Quote:>Is anyone aware of a utility for linux which understands ".zip" files?
>It would be awfully convienent if I could unzip files created by Winzip
>(in WinX environment of course) in linux.

>Thanks in advance,

>Kevin

 
 
 

Linux Winzip utility

Post by David Goldstei » Wed, 26 May 1999 04:00:00



> Is anyone aware of a utility for linux which understands ".zip" files?
> It would be awfully convienent if I could unzip files created by Winzip
> (in WinX environment of course) in linux.

> Thanks in advance,

> Kevin

  All you need to do is unzip the file with--unzip :)  Winzip makes it
convenient to unzip files and to view them before they are unzipped.
There is; however, nothing proprietary about the zipped files
themselves.

David

 
 
 

Linux Winzip utility

Post by John Thompso » Wed, 26 May 1999 04:00:00



> Is anyone aware of a utility for linux which understands ".zip" files?
> It would be awfully convienent if I could unzip files created by Winzip
> (in WinX environment of course) in linux.

InfoZip's zip/unzip utilities work fine in linux (and if you
read your WinZip documentation you'll find that they
provided the zip/unzip code for WinZip also).  If you want
something with a GUI front-end and the ability to understand
multiple archive formats, check out TkZip.  It handles tar,
tgz (gzipped tar), plain gzip, zip, rpm and probably other
formats as well.

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Linux Winzip utility

Post by J.M. Pad » Thu, 27 May 1999 04:00:00



>Is anyone aware of a utility for linux which understands ".zip" files?
>It would be awfully convienent if I could unzip files created by Winzip
>(in WinX environment of course) in linux.

>Thanks in advance,

>Kevin

Take a look in your /usr/bin directory.  You should see something
like:
drwxr-xr-x root/root         0 Sep 27 10:00 1995 ./
drwxr-xr-x root/root         0 Sep  4 13:32 1995 usr/
drwxr-xr-x root/bin          0 Aug 25 21:41 1995 usr/bin/
-rwxr-xr-x root/bin      39196 Aug 28 20:19 1995 usr/bin/mtools
-rwxr-xr-x root/bin      71272 Aug 28 20:22 1995 usr/bin/unzip
-rwxr-xr-x root/bin      50644 Aug 28 20:20 1995 usr/bin/zip
-rwxr-xr-x root/bin      23484 Aug 28 20:20 1995 usr/bin/zipnote
-rwxr-xr-x root/bin      25388 Aug 28 20:20 1995 usr/bin/zipsplit
-rwxr-xr-x root/bin       2980 Aug 28 20:19 1995 usr/bin/fromdos
-rwxr-xr-x root/bin      13716 Aug 28 20:22 1995 usr/bin/funzip
-rwxr-xr-x root/bin      33468 Aug 28 20:22 1995 usr/bin/unzipsfx
-rwxr-xr-x root/bin       1203 Sep 24 17:52 1994 usr/bin/zipgrep

The unzip command should handle any zip file created by WinZip.
If the filename is long you may find that it will be created as
<filename>_zip.  When you copy the file into Linux, you should rename
the file <filename>.zip ( replacing the underline with a period).
This problem frequently occurs with .tgz files downloaded in Windows
and copied into Linux.

Regards,

 "The last temptation is the greatest treason:
  To do the right deed for the wrong reason."
  --T.S. Eliot  

 
 
 

Linux Winzip utility

Post by Ed Youn » Thu, 27 May 1999 04:00:00



> Is anyone aware of a utility for linux which understands ".zip" files?
> It would be awfully convienent if I could unzip files created by Winzip
> (in WinX environment of course) in linux.

Check out: http://www.pcnet.com/~proteus/TkZip/TkZip.html

If you use rpm's locate:
  TkZip-1.0.8-1.noarch.rpm

For locating rpm's try:  http://ftpsearch.lycos.com/

Enjoy...

 
 
 

Linux Winzip utility

Post by Sean Yamamot » Thu, 27 May 1999 04:00:00



> Is anyone aware of a utility for linux which understands ".zip" files?
> It would be awfully convienent if I could unzip files created by Winzip
> (in WinX environment of course) in linux.

> Thanks in advance,

> Kevin

Try http://www.cdrom.com/pub/infozip for information. Since I'm
running Red Hat, I just download the RPM from one of the Red Hat
mirror ftp sites. It's a command line utility, but I find that
really convenient.

Here's the truncated output from man unzip.

UNZIP(1L)                                               UNZIP(1L)

NAME
       unzip  -  list, test and extract compressed files in a ZIP
       archive

SYNOPSIS
       unzip    [-Z]    [-cflptuvz[abjnoqsCLMVX$]]     file[.zip]
       [file(s) ...]  [-x xfile(s) ...] [-d exdir]

DESCRIPTION
       unzip  will  list,  test,  or  extract  files  from  a ZIP
       archive, commonly found on MS-DOS  systems.   The  default
       behavior  (with no options) is to extract into the current
       directory (and subdirectories below it) all files from the
       specified ZIP archive.  A companion program, zip(1L), cre-
       ates ZIP  archives;  both  programs  are  compatible  with
       archives created by PKWARE's PKZIP and PKUNZIP for MS-DOS,
       but in many cases the program options or default behaviors
       differ.

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