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Re: [OT] Zip file browsing tool

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On 03/02/08 15:50, Amit Uttamchandani wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I was given a 18GB (yes GB) compressed zip file by a family
> member, containing all kinds of photos and videos.

Did they ftp it to you in ASCII mode?

> The problem now is they cannot unzip it (using Mac OS X Leopard).
> The unzip tool always exits with an error.

If would *obviously* be helpful if you gave us the error message!

> Now, I haven't received the zip file yet...still downloading it
> through scp. So now my question is, can I use the split utility
> to break these files into smaller pieces and unzip it?
> And also, is there a tool to browse zip files...like how midnight
> commander is able to browse tar.gz files without decompressing
> them. From there on, I can just copy the most important files out
> without having to decompress the entire thing.
> Any ideas or suggestions?

Since you don't tell us which DE you use, it is only save to presume
that you use the console.  Thus:

$ unzip -v > stupidly_large_zip_file.txt
$ view stupidly_large_zip_file.txt

If you happen to be using GNOME (God's own DE), then file-roller
will do just fine.  Simply fire up Nautilus and click on the zip
file.  But Dotan is correct: it also take *time*.  So while it's
plowing thru the zip file, relax, get a cup of steaming hot coffee,
and scald the face of the idiot who created an 18GB zip file...

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