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Can someone show me of an example of how gunzip can unzip a .zip file.  I have read the man pages but when I try to unzip I always get an error.
file.zip has more than one entry -- unchanged
>gunzip -S .zip myfile.zip
This is what I have tried.
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In a nutshell, you can't.  gzip and it's companions are designed
to work with single files.  Any similarity between the name
gzip and the popular dos .ZIP archive format is nearly coincidence.  Gzip can read a zip file that has as it contents
a *SINGLE* file, hence the error message.

You need a package called info-zip, and it's companion info-unzip.    These can handle dos zip files.

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