Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Unpack multiple zip files easily

So you have just completed a download and it is in multiple zip files, rather than unpack them in the gui one at a time try this.

Open a terminal and 'cd' to the folder containing the zips, then enter this command:

for FILE in *.zip; do unzip -jo $FILE; done

I would suggest having the zip files in a separate folder to anything else to avoid confusion over the files that get unpacked.

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