[ILUG] Virgin Linux user needs help
kevin at cybercolloids.net
Mon Jul 12 09:18:42 IST 2004
If you don't like the command line version then there are several GUI
alternatives.. or actually just front ends. Konqueror in KDE will open a zip
file just like its a directory so you can browse inside it. Or just right
click on it and select "extract here" or select "open with" some thing like
Archiver or fileroller.. there are several.
The simple answer is using zip files on Linux is really easy and very well
supported. If you want to make your own compressed files try bz2... it
usually gives better compression than zip.
On Monday 12 July 2004 01:42, Anthony wrote:
markst33 at eircom.net wrote:
> Howdy, I was wondering if Winzip works on Linux redhat 9 or if not is there
> a Linux version I can download from somewhere.
The Linux version (or to be more correct, the GNU version) is called
quite simply `zip'. As it's a common and useful program, the package
should already be installed on your system. It's a command line program
which is very simple to use. Just type: `zip name_of_zipfile.zip'
followed by either the directory or filename of all the files that you
want to be zipped. If you need to do anything more complicated, get more
info on what options can be passed to the command by typing: `man zip'
Appropriately enough, the command for unzipping is
This will extract all the files contained in the archive into your
Best of luck,
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