Dose anyone know how to unzip a zip download

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  1. I downloaded a download that ended with ZIp and I do not know how to open it

    Goggle did not provide enough information on how to un zip sarge Debian downloads that end with zip I'm somewhat new with Debian and don't want to tweak the system or configure anything unless I really have no other choice I'm hoping that there is a simple way to unzip downloads that end with the extension zip

    the name of the file is MS_HappyHappyJoyJoy01.zip


    Any info on how to open these type of zip extensions will be appreciated
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    unzip filename.zip
     
  3. Thanks for the reply I tried everything nothing works

    unzip MS_HappyHappyJoyJoy01.zip

    unzipMS_HappyHappyJoyJoy01.zip.zip dont work

    un zipMS_HappyHappyJoyJoy01.zip..zip

    Doesn't work either I'm really beginning to hate Debian
     
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    what does it say when you try that... obviously it returns an error, and perhaps if you shared it with the rest of the class we could actually provide insight :rolleyes:

    is unzip installed?

    sudo apt-get install unzip
     
  5. I think the reason why the download was not extracting is because unzip was not installed so I apt-got unzip and then received this error message when I tried to watch the movie

    linux:/home/username# unzip MS_HappyHappyJoyJoy01.zip
    Archive: MS_HappyHappyJoyJoy01.zip
    [MS_HappyHappyJoyJoy01.zip] V02165_m1_700.wmv password:
    inflating: V02165_m1_700.wmv
    inflating: V02165_m2_700.wmv
    linux:/home/username#



    This problem might have something to do with Debian not supporting WMV not sure though
     
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    there's no error there :mamoru: looks like teh files extracted successfully. do a "ls" to verify.

    you need to grab the w32codecs (apt-get install w32codecs) for wmv support. also apt-get install mplayer
     
  7. I didn't notice this message until just now

    Here is what I did apt-get install w32codecs and here is what happened


    [email protected]:~$ su
    Password:
    linux:/home/username# apt-get install w32codecs
    Reading Package Lists... Done
    Building Dependency Tree... Done
    E: Couldn't find package w32codecs
    linux:/home/username#

    The movies seem to have extracted just can't figure out why apt get ain't apt-getting the w32codecs I'm hoping that the problem is a simple error I'm really dying to cheek out these movies just can't figure out how to enable sarge Debian to work with WMV format.

    Thanks for the replies I appreciate them
     
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    you need to enable the backports repository. I know ubuntuguide.org has some info on that.
     
  9. Lol that was fast thanks I'm going to cheek it out and see if they have any info on how to do that
     

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