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# 1  
Old 08-13-2009
Question unzipping file > 2gb

I am not able to unzip file greater then 2gb,

Any suggestions how to do that in linux?


# 2  
Old 08-13-2009
Do you have an old version of Linux - ie. a file size limit of 2.4GB?
what version and release do you have?
# 3  
Old 08-14-2009
First of all we need know the error you get. Maybe the problem is you can't store files bigger than 2GB

Try this:

cat | unzip > file
# 4  
Old 08-14-2009
If unzip even worked that way you would get a UUOC Award, but it doesn't. Only funzip can extract zip files from a pipe, and even then, only the first file.
# 5  
Old 08-14-2009
Is your file size ulimit set to 2GB? Check with
ulimit -f

# 6  
Old 08-14-2009
This might be a silly questions, but as there was no answer to RuBiCK's question, I'll ask it anyway!

1) do you have enough diskspace, remembering that the uncompressed file will be larger than the compressed one (throwing in a silly point to go with my silly question!)

2) What is in the zip file? i.e. if it's a TAR file, then you can untar it directly using
funzip file | tar xf -

(the idea being that nothing in the tarfile is > 2GB)

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