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I have directory of files of extension .GZ i did GUNZIP in one folder. is there any method that gunzip continues to next folder after finishing 1st folder.
my aim is to unzip all the folders in particular directory in single command.
is there any possible way...

TIA
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by:lwadwell
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The version of gzip and gunzip that I use supports recursion...

in the parent directory I can type

gzip -r *

and all file in the parent directory and its subdirectories are zipped, conversely

gunzip -r *

will unzip them all.
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by:oBdA
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The following command will do that:

for %a in ("Y:\our\directory\*.gz") do gunzip %a

If you want to use this in a batch script, replace the "%a" with "%%a".
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by:kousis
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for %a in ("Y:\our\directory\*.gz") do gunzip %a

This command is not unzipping the files.
is there anyway to do this,
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by:oBdA
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If gunzip.exe is not in the path, you'll have to specify the full path of the exe:
for %a in ("Y:\our\directory\*.gz") do "T:\he\install\directory\gunzip.exe %a
And just to be sure: you did replace the path to the directory with your path ("Y:\our\directory\*.gz")?
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by:sudhakar_koundinya
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if gunzip.exe is in msdos7 folder for example  do like this

set path=%path%;c:\msdos7

and call as above explained
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sudhakar_koundinya earned 100 total points
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create myunzip.bat

and enter following code in it

@echo off
set path=%path%;c:\msdos7
rem assuming gunzip.exe in msdos7 directory
 for %a in ("Y:\our\directory\*.gz") do gunzip %a


at command prompt execute like this
myunzip mydirectory
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