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Unzipping a Winzip file in UNIX

I have a Winzip file which I plan to ftp to my UNIX box. I would then like to unzip it using gunzip. Am I going to loose any characters? Is this doable? What are the pros and cons?
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sunnycoder

8/22/2022 - Mon
sunnycoder

Hi soccerplayer,

unzip program comes with most of UNIX flavours

To unzip a zip file, simply do

unzip file.zip

This is doable and you will not lose any data

Cheers!
sunnycoder
sunnycoder

Here is a link to man page in case you need to explore some other options
http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/cgi-bin/mansec?1+unzip

Same should be visible on your UNIX box using the command
man unzip
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Can I use gunzip?
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No .. gunzip is used to uncompress .gz files.
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What if I ftp my file and rename it with a .gz extension? We have been able to make this work with a previous file but it is not working evry well with my current file.
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