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Linux How To Unzip Files Tutorial For Everyone

Linux How To Unzip Files Tutorial For Everyone
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How To Unzip Files On Linux Operating System

This tutorial is basically intended for the beginner level of Linux users. In this Linux command tutorial post, you will get the answers to the following questions:

  1. How To Unzip Files On Linux
  2. How To Unzip Files From Terminal On Linux
  3. Zipping And Unzipping Files In Linux
  4. How To Compress. And Extract Files On Linux
  5. How to unzip a file in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions

Linux How To Unzip Files Tutorial For Everyone

At first, we need to install Unzip in the Linux operating system. Most of the Linux based operating systems included these Zip utilities in the standard installation. But if you don’t have run the following commands to install Unzip files in your suitable Linux operating systems:

Install Unzip on Ubuntu and Debian based operating systems:

sudo apt install unzip

Install Unzip On CentOS/RHEL/Fedora:

sudo yum install unzip

How to Unzip A ZIP file In Linux Operating System

This is the process of extracting all the files from the specified ZIP archive to the current directory.

Suppose you have a file sample.zip. You must have a write permissions on the directory where you are extracting the ZIP file. To unzip this file to the current directory, you’d simply run the following command in your terminal.

unzip sample.zip

Run the following command to unzip a ZIP file to a different directory than the current one. You can use the -d switch with regular command along with the path to the directory where you want to extract:

unzip filename.zip -d /path/to/directory

Example:

sudo unzip sample.zip -d /var/www/file

Run the following command to see the contents of the file without extracting. We will use -l option:

unzip -l sample.zip

Run the following command to extract the password-protected file:

unzip -P Password passwordprotectedfile.zip

In another method, you can simply run the following command to extract the password-protected file and the unzip will ask you the password instantly. Unzip will prompt you to enter the password:

unzip passswordprotectedfile.zip

Run the following command to extract the file without overwriting the already extracted file:

unzip -n filename.zip

Run the following command to unzip multiple zip files in the current directory:

 unzip '*.zip'

How To Zip Files And Directories In Linux

If you don’t have zip tool installed in your Linux, run the following command:

For Ubuntu:

sudo apt install zip

For RedHat/CentOS/Fedora:

sudo yum install zip

Run the following command to compress the file in Linux:

zip archivename.zip file_name

Run the following command to compress the multiple files at once in Linux:

zip archivename.zip file_name1 file_name2 file_name3

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