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  1. #1

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    Nov 06, 2007
    Using Archive from Terminal
    Hi there!

    Does anybody know if it is possible to send commands or options to Archive via Terminal?

    It is possible to invoke Archive and pass it the path to a zip file, and it will uncompress it. However, I would like to also pass it a destination path, and see what other options it may have.

    Thanks in advance!


  2. #2

    Member Since
    Mar 30, 2004
    12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
    The unzip command is what you're looking for.

    For a list of options, type man unzip in the terminal.

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    If it is a gunzipped tarball (.tar.gz), I use this command:
    tar -zxvf <filename>
    If it is a bunzipped tarball (, I use the following:
    tar -xjvf <filename>
    This is in case it's not a zip file you're trying to decompress.
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