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...
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"The kniiife..., the kniiife... The life of the wife is ended
by the knife."
Stewie Griffin & Eliza Pinchley
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