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Re: [OT] Zip file browsing tool

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On 03/06/08 04:50, Amit Uttamchandani wrote:
>> 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
> Ok finally was able to try this...I sshd onto the Mac with OS X leopard and used the unzip command. Here is the output:
> $ unzip -v Kodak\ Pictures.zip
>  Archive:  Kodak Pictures.zip
>   End-of-central-directory signature not found.  Either this file is not
>   a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive.  In the
>   latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
>   the last disk(s) of this archive.
> note:  Kodak Pictures.zip may be a plain executable, not an archive
> unzip:  cannot find zipfile directory in one of Kodak Pictures.zip or
>         Kodak Pictures.zip.zip, and cannot find Kodak Pictures.zip.ZIP, period.
> And then trying zip -F:
> zip: reading Kodak Pictures/04-16-2006/CIMG2860.JPG
> zip: reading Kodak Pictures/04-16-2006/CIMG2861.JPG
> zip: reading Kodak Pictures/04-16-2006/CIMG2862.JPG
> zip: reading Kodak Pictures/04-16-2006/CIMG2863.JPG
> zip: reading Kodak Pictures/04-16-2006/CIMG2865.JPG
> zip: reading Kodak Pictures/04-16-2006/CIMG2866.JPG
> zip: reading Kodak Pictures/04-16-2006/CIMG2867.JPG
> zip: reading Kodak Pictures/04-16-2006/CIMG2869.JPG
> zip: reading Kodak Pictures/04-16-2006/CIMG2870.JPG
> zip: reading Kodak Pictures/04-16-2006/CIMG2871.JPG
> zip: reading Kodak Pictures/04-16-2006/CIMG2872.JPG
> zip: reading Kodak Pictures/04-16-2006/CIMG2873.JPG
> zip: reading Kodak Pictures/04-16-2006/CIMG2874.JPG
> zip: reading Kodak Pictures/04-16-2006/CIMG2875.JPG
> zip: reading Kodak Pictures/04-16-2006/CIMG2876.JPG
> zip: reading Kodak Pictures/04-16-2006/CIMG2877.JPG
> zip error: Unexpected end of zip file (Kodak Pictures.zip)
> And then finally based on the suggestion of in another post about
> PKWARE...I downloaded the an application from their website
> called zip reader. I installed in on a PC and surprisingly it
> extracted it!
> However, all the extracted images are zero bytes in length :(

Hmmm.  Are you sure that the ZIP file on your Mac is *exactly* the
same as the one on his PC?

> I even tried using 7z and it just crashes on me....
> I will now have my family copy the zip file to an external HD and
> take it over to the Mac Store to see what their "Geniuses" can
> do..
>> 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
> The file-roller you are talking about here...does it actually
> browse the zip file without extracting it?

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