Other programs compress your directories and files by using the command line interface in DOS to 'zip' the data to your hard drive or diskette. PKZIP is an example of such a program. Zipping a file refers to a specific method/program used to compress a file.
Now you can now run any ADB command on your device form your Windows PC. How to Install ADB on MAC. Visit this Google page to Download the ADB ZIP file for MacOS. Now extract the folder on your desktop. Open Terminal on Your MAC. Now to browse to the folder you extracted ADB into, enter the following command on Terminal. Zip files can be opened in Mac OS, Windows and Linux. You can also create Zip files from Mac OS, Windows, and Linux and open it in other operating systems. On Linux based operating systems such as CentOS, the unzip command is used to open Zip files. In this article I will show you how to use the unzip command to open Zip files on CentOS.
To create a tar.gz archive from a given folder you can use the following command
This will compress the contents of source-folder-name to a tar.gz archive named tar-archive-name.tar.gz
To extract a tar.gz compressed archive you can use the following command
This will extract the archive to the folder tar-archive-name.
To Preserve permissions
Switch the ‘c’ flag to an ‘x’ to extract (uncompress).
On Linux based operating systems such as CentOS, the unzip command is used to open Zip files.
In this article I will show you how to use the unzip command to open Zip files on CentOS. I am going to use CentOS 7 for the demonstration. Let’s get started.
On CentOS 7, the unzip package may not be installed by default. But it is available in the official package repository of CentOS 7. So it is very easy to install.
First update the YUM package repository cache with the following command:
The YUM package repository cache should be updated.
Now install unzip with the following command:
Now press y and then press <Enter> to continue.
unzip should be installed.
Now to check whether unzip works, run the following command:
As you can see, unzip is working perfectly.
If you have graphical desktop environment such as GNOME desktop environment installed on your CentOS operating system, then working with Zip files is pretty easy.
As you can see, I have app.zip file in the ~/Downloads directory of my HOME directory.
Now if you right click on the zip file, you should be able to see the following options. The first option is Open With Archive Manager. If you double click on a Zip file, it will open with the Archive Manager by default.
You can also click on Extract Here to extract the zip file.
As you can see, the zip file is opened in the Archive Manager and I can see all the contents of the Zip file.
From the Archive Manager, you can click on Extract to extract the contents of the Zip file.
You should see the following window. You can click on the Extract button to extract the Zip file in the current directory. If you wish, you can create a new folder and extract the contents of the Zip file there.
I create a new directory myapp/ and extracted the contents of the Zip file there.
As you can see, the contents of the Zip file are correctly extracted into the myapp/ directory.
You can also select specific files and folders from the Archive Manager and drag and drop them on a directory. Only your desired files and folders will be extracted.
You can list all the files and directories stored inside a Zip file with the following command:
As you can see, all the contents of the Zip archive app.zip is listed.
You can extract a Zip file using the unzip command very easily.
To extract a Zip file into the current directory where the zip file is, run the following command:
NOTE: Here app.zip is the Zip file that I am extracting.
The contents of the Zip file should be extracted to your current working directory.
As you can see, all the files and directories of app.zip is extracted.
In the earlier example, all the files were extracted in the current directory. You may want to extract the contents of the Zip file to any specific directory. You can also do that with the unzip command.
First create the directory where you will be extracting the Zip file with the following command:
Now run the following command to extract the Zip file app.zip into the
The contents of the app.zip file is extracted into the ~/Downloads/myapp directory as you can see in the screenshot below.
The ls command also verifies that the Zip file was extracted in the desired directory.
You can also extract specific files and directories from the Zip file using unzip command.
For example, let’s say you want to extract only server.js file from app.zip file, run the following command:
As you can see, only server.js was extracted to the current working directory.
You can also specify a directory where the files and directories should be extracted as follows:
You can also extract a specific subdirectory from the Zip file as follows:
As you can see the directory models/ and all the contents of the directory was extracted into the ~/Downloads/myapp directory.
That’s how you use Unzip on CentOS. Thanks for reading this article.