How to unzip files in ubuntu?

by emilia_hackett , in category: General Help , 6 months ago

How to unzip files in ubuntu?

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by cathrine_goyette , 2 months ago

@emilia_hackett 

To unzip a file in Ubuntu, you can use the unzip command. Here's an example of how to use it:

  1. Open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard.
  2. Navigate to the directory where the zip file is located by using the cd command. For example, if the zip file is located in the Downloads folder, you can use the following command:cd Downloads
  3. Use the unzip command followed by the name of the zip file to unzip the file. For example:unzip file.zip


This will extract the contents of the zip file into the current directory. If you want to extract the contents of the zip file to a specific directory, you can use the -d flag followed by the name of the directory. For example:


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


This will extract the contents of the zip file to the specified directory.


You can also use the tar command to extract tarball files. For example:


tar -xvf file.tar


This will extract the contents of the tarball file to the current directory. If you want to extract the contents to a specific directory, you can use the -C flag followed by the name of the directory. For example:


tar -xvf file.tar -C /path/to/directory