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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)

OPTIONS         top

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

       -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 archive.

       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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