How to Unzip a Zip File from the Terminal in Ubuntu
Answer: Use the
First install the unzip utility if it isn't already installed on your system. But before this, let's begin by updating the local package index by using the following command:
Now run the following command to install the unzip utility:
To extract zip file at the same location you can simply use the following command:
If you want to extract zip file to a particular destination folder, you can use the command:
For example, if your current working directory is
/var/www and you want to extract
/var/www/sample.zip file inside
/var/www/dev, you can run:
Or, if you want to use absolute path you can run the following command.
Both commands will have the same effect, because current working directory doesn't matter when you use absolute path. Any path that starts with a forward slash
/ is an absolute path.
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