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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by popeye, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. popeye

    popeye Well-Known Member

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    Hi could someone please explain how i unzip a file please

    I have uploaded to the home directory and want to unzip it and install it on the server. i will use putty to do this.
     
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    How about unzip?

    See man unzip
     
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    Really glad that other forums i go are more helpful than you are.
     
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    Hello :)

    You can use the "unzip" command if you are using SSH to extract the file. EX:

    Code:
    # unzip /home/username/filename.zip
    Remember to access SSH as the account username to ensure the files are not extracted with "root" ownership. You can also extract the file contents using the "File Manager" option in cPanel. Simply click on the file name in File Manager and choose the "Extract" option.

    Thank you.
     
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    Hi thanks for the reply i need to extract them as root its a plugin i want to install.
     
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    Yes, in that case you can use the command I provided while logged in as the "root" user and the ownership will correctly reflect that.

    Thank you.
     
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    Thanks very much for the help
     
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    using "File Manager" in cPanel does not unzip my file. It just recreates it The script appears to run but the file remains the same size 3.24Gb
    What am I doing that is incorrect. It seems a simple task.:mad:
     
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    Do you see any specific error messages in the cPanel error log when performing this task? Note that with a 3.24G file, you should really extract the file contents via SSH as the account user.

    Thank you.
     
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    I had the same doubt.
    Searching in Google I come back to here.

    I will have to use the unzip command. 1Gb.
     
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    Do you see any specific error messages in the cPanel error log when performing this task? Note that with files as large as 1G, it's better to extract the file contents via SSH.

    Thank you.
     
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