Published May 30th, 2007 by admin

How to Unzip a Directory Filled with Zip Files

I know I find myself in this predicament quite often. I download a bunch of new WordPress themes or any other collection of zip files and place them into a folder.


Then I want to unzip all of them into their respective folders in one swift motion.

The code to do so from the terminal?

First browse to the directory containing all the zip files and then issue this command:

unzip \*.zip

Simple huh?

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3 Responses to “How to Unzip a Directory Filled with Zip Files”

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    john Says

    The zip file is on my desktop. Put in the unzip and says it can’t open the file. Will not open any zip file. Using Ubuntu and have zip & unzip.

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    Vadim P. Says

    You need to install the zip package first maybe.

    But this unzip command worked on a server, thanks!

  3. 3

    vivi Says

    nice, just what i was looking for ^^

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