how to extract winzip files?

Jez Hancock jez.hancock at
Mon Feb 23 03:49:25 PST 2004

On Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 09:55:24AM +0100, Martin Vana wrote:
> Is there a way, I can uncompress zip files made under win? 
> Unzip from ports collection probably can't do that:
> End-of-central-directory signature not found.  Either this file is not
>   a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive.  In the
>   latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
>   the last disk(s) of this archive.
> and I'm sure this is not multipart archive or broken file.

If this was a zip file created by WinXP itself I seem to remember having
trouble unzipping such files with unzip.  I resorted to using winzip or
winrar or some such to create archives - which then extract fine using unzip.

Jez Hancock
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