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Linux 2.6 - man page for funzip (linux section 1)

FUNZIP(1)										FUNZIP(1)

NAME
       funzip - filter for extracting from a ZIP archive in a pipe

SYNOPSIS
       funzip [-password] [input[.zip|.gz]]

ARGUMENTS
       [-password]
	      Optional	password  to  be used if ZIP archive is encrypted.  Decryption may not be
	      supported at some sites.	See DESCRIPTION for more details.

       [input[.zip|.gz]]
	      Optional input archive file specification. See DESCRIPTION for details.

DESCRIPTION
       funzip without a file argument acts as a filter; that is, it assumes that  a  ZIP  archive
       (or a gzip'd(1) file) is being piped into standard input, and it extracts the first member
       from the archive to stdout.  When stdin comes from a tty device, funzip assumes that  this
       cannot  be  a stream of (binary) compressed data and shows a short help text, instead.  If
       there is a file argument, then input is read from  the  specified  file	instead  of  from
       stdin.

       A  password  for  encrypted  zip files can be specified on the command line (preceding the
       file name, if any) by prefixing the password with a dash.  Note that  this  constitutes	a
       security  risk  on  many systems; currently running processes are often visible via simple
       commands (e.g., ps(1) under Unix), and command-line histories can be read.  If  the  first
       entry  of the zip file is encrypted and no password is specified on the command line, then
       the user is prompted for a password and the password is not echoed on the console.

       Given the limitation on single-member extraction, funzip is  most  useful  in  conjunction
       with a secondary archiver program such as tar(1).  The following section includes an exam-
       ple illustrating this usage in the case of disk backups to tape.

EXAMPLES
       To use funzip to extract the first member file of the archive test.zip and to pipe it into
       more(1):

       funzip test.zip | more

       To  use	funzip	to test the first member file of test.zip (any errors will be reported on
       standard error):

       funzip test.zip > /dev/null

       To use zip and funzip in place of compress(1) and zcat(1) (or gzip(1)  and  gzcat(1))  for
       tape backups:

       tar cf - . | zip -7 | dd of=/dev/nrst0 obs=8k
       dd if=/dev/nrst0 ibs=8k | funzip | tar xf -

       (where, for example, nrst0 is a SCSI tape drive).

BUGS
       When  piping  an  encrypted file into more and allowing funzip to prompt for password, the
       terminal may sometimes be reset to a non-echo mode.  This is apparently due to a race con-
       dition  between the two programs; funzip changes the terminal mode to non-echo before more
       reads its state, and more then ``restores'' the terminal to this mode before exiting.   To
       recover,  run  funzip  on  the same file but redirect to /dev/null rather than piping into
       more; after prompting again for the password, funzip will reset the terminal properly.

       There is presently no way to extract any member but the first from a  ZIP  archive.   This
       would  be  useful  in the case where a ZIP archive is included within another archive.  In
       the case where the first member is a directory, funzip simply creates  the  directory  and
       exits.

       The functionality of funzip should be incorporated into unzip itself (future release).

SEE ALSO
       gzip(1), unzip(1), unzipsfx(1), zip(1), zipcloak(1), zipinfo(1), zipnote(1), zipsplit(1)

URL
       The Info-ZIP home page is currently at
       http://www.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/
       or
       ftp://ftp.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/ .

AUTHOR
       Mark Adler (Info-ZIP)

Info-ZIP			      20 April 2009 (v3.95)				FUNZIP(1)


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