[arch-general] Unzip archive in which are multiple sub zip archiers?

Csányi Pál csanyipal at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 17:12:17 UTC 2015

2015-04-17 18:53 GMT+02:00 Christian Demsar <vixsomnis at fastmail.com>:
> On April 17, 2015 12:29:36 PM EDT, Maarten de Vries <maarten at de-vri.es> wrote:
>>On 17 April 2015 at 18:08, Csányi Pál <csanyipal at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I just get a ZIP archive and want to unzip it.
>>> I'm using unzip to unpack this archive.
>>> But when I did first unzip command, I get more ZIP archives, which
>>> have again in it more ZIP archives.
>>> Is there a command or application whic can unzip this ZIP archive and
>>> it's sub ZIP archives at once?
>>That doesn't sound like a common enough use case that someone would
>>written a program just for that purpose. But you could write a simple
>>script (or whatever you prefer) to recursively unzip a bunch of zip
>>Keep in mind not to unzip the same files forever of course.

> If you're not familiar with shell scripting I can write one (with detailed comments). I need the practice.

OK, write one and I'm willing to try it out and modify if it would
have GPL licence. :)
I'm newbie in bash shell scripting.

Regards from Pal

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