Learning to Unzip an Archive Using Mac’s Command Line Tools

Of course I could unzip any archive with my OS’s built in tools on the GUI. But I was just keen how to unzip using command line tools… 😉

Open terminal

Hit cmd + space to launch Spotlight, type terminal and hit enter.

Unzip file

I unzip an archive using this command:

unzip ./pathtomyfile/myfile.zip;rm -rf __MACOSX

unzip runs the unzip tool
./pathtomyfile/myfile.zip specifies the location and the very archive to be unzipped
;rm -rf __MACOSX automatically erases a hidden folder that is created in the unzip process that I don’t need afterwards

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