Name: [1922] Dai
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Description: Hi I'm Dai Just an ordinary guy with an interest in computers who likes making how to videos for others to get the best out of there computers. I ounce did a course on web-design to further my interest in the subject. Got a HNC out of to boot but, lately my interest has turned to doing howto vide ...

Unzipping a 7zip file using the command line [ID:372] (10/11)

in series: 7-zip file compression programme

video tutorial by Dai, added 09/07

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For this tutorial we will show you how to unzip a 7zip file using the terminal and bash.

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9. anonymous Tue, 24 Nov 2009 20:11

I had no idea what was being demonstrated

8. anonymous Thu, 02 Apr 2009 16:25

It is an absolutely amazing video.hope to see more

7. anonymous Sat, 15 Nov 2008 05:03

I had a batch of files on my ubuntu that I couldn't open for a week and thanks to this tutorial I was able to do so.

It could be useful to point people though that they could use a simple drag and drop in the terminal for large and complicated path lines. this is what I did anyways.

Thanks again.

with great difficulty. If you don't know the name of the archive then you won't be able to tell 7zip what to unzip. You can use the archive tool to un-zip a 7zip file but you still need to select it to be un-zipped.

5. anonymous Fri, 16 May 2008 10:03

How would you unzip if you didn't know the name of the archive file or multiple archive files? Thanks.


Well Dai, you saved my bacon again! After installing 7z (Ubuntu) I was scratching my head to guess what command to use on the command line. Would it be 7-zip? 7zip? sevenzip? Nope. I finally guessed it and got the *help*. Then I began to think, maybe there's a tutorial on showmedo. Found yours, and discovered that using 7z is even easier than I thought!


3. anonymous Wed, 19 Dec 2007 08:52

hi Dai, is there a way to unzip the 7z files in windows xp? How?

Review of Unzipping a 7zip file using the command line

great stuff

Hi Dai, thanks for the additional videos, these two are published :-)

It is great to see more Ubuntu Linux content in the site, especially for compression and using the shell - this is bound to be helpful to other beginners.


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