A recent inquiry was from someone who wanted to unzip multipart zip archives. These files help make large archives manageable, but confuse some users when the time comes to extract their contents. Learn here how to do this.
Unzip multipart zip archives
Question: How do I unzip multipart zip archives? For example, suppose I had an archive that looks like this:
How do I get this unarchived so I can use its contents?
Answer: The easiest way to do this is to join the files and then unzip the result. Assuming you had all your file parts in a single directory, you would enter the following in your terminal window.
- cat *.z* > fullfile.zip
After that command completes, you can unzip using a graphical file manager such as Nemo or the command line using the following command:
- unzip fullfile.zip
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