Unzip File on Server

software development

#1

I have a file on my server that is about 20 MB, and I am attempting to use WebFTP to unzip it to no avail. Can someone help me with potentially another solution to this dilemma and how this can be done?


#2

Yeah, unfortunately, WebFTP isn’t going to handle that well. :wink:

The best way to do this is from the command line within the shell.

If you connect to the shell via SSH, you can just use the unzip command. :wink:

–rlparker


#3

What if the file is a filename.tar.gz? I am being told through SSH that the unzip command won’t work there.


#4

I’m sorry, I just assumed you were trying to “unzip” a “zip” file. “unzip” does work from the shell command lilne, but not on that kind of file. A “filename.tar.gz” is a gzipped tarball.

You can untar gzipped tarballs with the “tar” and “gunzip” commands from the command line in the shell.

run “man tar” and/or "man “gzip” for specific usage information. :wink:

–rlparker


#5

Okay, from the command line, I enter “tar -xf MBL.lg_reports.tar.gz” and it just sits there for awhile and then goes to the command prompt again. Is this normal?


#6

Yep! It sounds pretty “normal” to me. Did it extract all the files? :open_mouth: ?

–rlparker


#7

For tar archives processed through gzip, you will need to use the z switch.

tar -xzfTo see whats going on add the v switch.

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