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    TIP: Multi archive zip decompression

    Multi part archive decompression in file-roller/archive manager doesn't seem to be supported, so....


    When you have .z01, .z02, ... and a final .zip files to unzip,

    you have to do
    Code:
    cat foo.z01 foo.z02 foo.zip > new_foo.zip
    which makes a new zip file of all the parts (new_foo.zip)


    and then
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    unzip -F new_foo.zip
    which should then unzip the lot for you


    HTH someone somewhere
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    Re: TIP: Multi archive zip decompression

    Thanks this helped, but it was quite annoying manually typing in all the different .z0# .

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    Re: TIP: Multi archive zip decompression

    you can always do something like:

    # cat *.z* > something.zip

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    Re: TIP: Multi archive zip decompression

    is there no ubuntu application to handle these files??

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    Re: TIP: Multi archive zip decompression

    Quote Originally Posted by jastonas View Post
    is there no ubuntu application to handle these files??
    I am not sure what compression programs I have installed in my Ubuntu 804, my file-roller support extracting a "multi part archive". I think I have installed rar/unrar and 7zip etc.

    I haven't figure out how to create a multi-part-archive using file-roller.
    Last edited by Green_Star; November 11th, 2008 at 05:31 PM.

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    Re: TIP: Multi archive zip decompression

    Quote Originally Posted by jastonas View Post
    is there no ubuntu application to handle these files??
    Well this is what the "cat" "application" does!

    @ Green_Star

    I am fairly certain You can use a rar command at the command line to create multi part archives, check out the man in a terminal for the syntax
    Code:
    man rar
    Last edited by Jose Catre-Vandis; November 12th, 2008 at 04:32 PM.
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    Re: TIP: Multi archive zip decompression

    Quote Originally Posted by Jose Catre-Vandis View Post
    Well this is what the "cat" "application" does!

    @ Green_Star

    I am fairly certain You can use a rar command at the command line to create multi part archives, check out the man in a terminal for the syntax
    Code:
    man rar

    Thanks man, I know rar can do it from command line, I haven't figure out to do it with file-roller. GUI is always good.. right?

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    Re: TIP: Multi archive zip decompression

    It should be easy with file-roller too...

    Open file-roller (I have to do it from a terminal on my system!)
    Code:
    file-roller
    Go Archive > New (or click on the white square icon)
    type a name and choose .rar from the Archive type drop down
    then click on the Other Options arrow/word
    Tick the box for "split in volumes of"
    and choose your size of rars
    Click create and then add files or folders
    and there you have your multi file archive

    (You might need to put your files inside folders in order to create a multi file archive, when I tried just adding files, file-roller didn't split it into parts??)

    and your point about using GUI to do this, its horses for courses, I guess once you have your command line syntax set up, it's quick to edit or you can write a script with variables. I don't multi file archive much so doesn't bother me either way.
    Last edited by Jose Catre-Vandis; November 13th, 2008 at 02:29 AM.
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    Re: TIP: Multi archive zip decompression

    What a stupid way of doing zip files. KISS
    WHY is it done? Lots of things can be done, but should they?
    Never seen it untill yesterday.

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    Re: TIP: Multi archive zip decompression

    what are you referring to with WHY?

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