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    Winzip in Linux?

    how to unzip a file i get which is already zipped in windows using winzip..i m using ubuntu 12.04..
    i have some files with me, which were zipped in windows using winzip... these are with extension .zip.... in windows winzip is used,,, how to unzip in ubuntu??? do i need to install something like winzip of windows or what to do???

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    Re: winzip in linux???

    The utility should already be there for basic zip files, much as it is in modern Windows. Right-clicking should give you the option to "extract here", otherwise, opening it normally should display the contents (opening it with Archive Manager").

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    Re: winzip in linux???

    ubuntu should handle .zip out of the box
    open it with file-roller
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    Re: winzip in linux???

    Winzip look-a-like: Peazip.

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    Re: winzip in linux???

    I have always found 7zip to be very good.

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    Re: Winzip in Linux?

    Let's not turn this into a discussion thread on our favorite zipping/unzipping tools. The OP merely wanted to know how to unzip a .zip file.
    Jane, stop this crazy thing!

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    Re: Winzip in Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by newb85 View Post
    Let's not turn this into a discussion thread on our favorite zipping/unzipping tools. The OP merely wanted to know how to unzip a .zip file.
    First: it's not my favorite tool
    Secondly: i was merely pointing out an application which has a Winzip look-and-feel.

    Some people feel more comfortable with a GUI tool

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    Re: winzip in linux???

    thnx all for informative replies
    got it simply done by right clicking and extracting

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    Re: Winzip in Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by syednasirraza View Post
    how to unzip a file i get which is already zipped in windows using winzip..i m using ubuntu 12.04..
    i have some files with me, which were zipped in windows using winzip... these are with extension .zip.... in windows winzip is used,,, how to unzip in ubuntu??? do i need to install something like winzip of windows or what to do???
    Ubuntu 12.04 automatically can handle several compressed files, such as ZIP, TAR, BZIP, BZ2,
    the list goes on.
    You can even download support for stuff like 7Z extensions!

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    Re: winzip in linux???

    Quote Originally Posted by syednasirraza View Post
    thnx all for informative replies
    got it simply done by right clicking and extracting
    This goes to show, it's more fun to go explore on your own.
    Yep, I remember when I first started with zip in 11.10 just knowing when I looked at the fact that it had an icon for it and knowing it would open. Eh, enough about me. we're all glad to know you got it unzipped.

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    If you need more compression, try placing ZIP files IN ZIP files! the result is exponential.
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