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How to Extract a zip file contents using windows xp / 2003 built in extraction command

Im wondering what the command line (or name of the utility) is for extracting zip files through the command line.. Id rather not use winzip / pkware etc as it is an extra cost for licensing especially when the functionality is already built into the OS.

A quick search on this site relates to a DLL file.  but is there a commandline option for the extraction of .zip files.
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so i could probably create a little program which uses the dll to do the extraction?
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I agree with fifthelement. There are freeware command-line driven apps out there already. Why re-create something that already exists?