How to Unzip Files in AIX

Written by craig witt
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Developed and sold by IBM, Advanced Interactive Executive (AIX) is a closed-source, Unix-based operating system used primarily by businesses, government agencies and other large-scale enterprises. Although many Unix distributions include an unzipping tool by default, AIX does not. Fortunately, you can download and install a compatible application from a terminal window with just a few commands. Once installed, unzipping a file in AIX becomes a very quick task.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open a terminal window.

  2. 2

    Type the following command and press the "Enter" key:

    installp -qacXgd rpm.rte rpm.rte

    This command installs the "RPM Package Manager" application, which must be present on the system before the "Unzip" utility can be installed.

  3. 3

    Type the following command and press the "Enter" key to install the "Unzip" utility on your system:

    rpm -i unzip-5.51-1.aix5.1.rpm.ppc

  4. 4

    Type the following command and press the "Enter" key:

    cd <directory name>

    Replace "<directory name>" with the actual name of the directory containing the file.

  5. 5

    Type the following command and press the "Enter" key:

    unzip <file name>.zip

    Replace "<file name>" with the actual name of the ZIP file. The contents of the file will be extracted to the same directory.

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