miniunzip(1)               General Commands Manual              miniunzip(1)

NAME         top

       miniunzip - uncompress and examine ZIP archives

SYNOPSIS         top

       miniunzip [-exvlo] zipfile [ files_to_extract ] [-d tempdir]

DESCRIPTION         top

       minizip is a simple tool which allows the extraction of compressed
       file archives in the ZIP format used by the MS-DOS utility PKZIP.  It
       was written as a demonstration of the zlib(3) library and therefore
       lack many of the features of the unzip(1) program.

OPTIONS         top

       A number of options are supported.  With the exception of -d tempdir
       these must be supplied before any other arguments and are:

       -l , --v
              List the files in the archive without extracting them.

       -o     Overwrite files without prompting for confirmation.

       -x     Extract files (default).

       The zipfile argument is the name of the archive to process. The next
       argument can be used to specify a single file to extract from the

       Lastly, the following option can be specified at the end of the

       -d tempdir
              Extract the archive in the directory tempdir rather than the
              current directory.

SEE ALSO         top

       minizip(1), zlib(3), unzip(1).

AUTHOR         top

       This program was written by Gilles Vollant.  This manual page was
       written by Mark Brown <>. The -d tempdir option
       was added by Dirk Eddelbuettel <>.

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                                 Nov 7, 2001                    miniunzip(1)

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