unzip Command: Tutorial & Examples
unzip command is used to extract files from a ZIP archive. The basic syntax for the command is:
This will extract the files in the
archive.zip file into the current directory. You can also specify a different directory to extract the files to using the
unzip archive.zip -d /path/to/directory
You can also list the contents of a ZIP file without extracting it using the
unzip -l archive.zip
Other options include the
-q option for quiet mode and the
-o option to overwrite existing files without prompting.
unzip -oq archive.zip -d /path/to/directory
It is also worth mentioning that in some distribution of Linux you may need to use
apt install unzip to install
unzip package if not already installed.