I am new to the Raspberry Pi and I have a Pi 3. I cannot figure out how to unzip a file. I tried using Archiver, but I get an error message.

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    What's the error message? We are not omniscient. – Jacobm001 Apr 12 '16 at 19:21
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    @Jacobm001, well, I am! – Ghanima Apr 12 '16 at 19:26

To unzip a file you use the unzip command:

unzip filename

You can read the documentation with the following command:

man unzip

Our most recent blog post "Improving Your Command Line Skills Part 3" has a function that makes extracting files easier. Part one covered man pages (the builtin documentation).

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    Just as I was about to link the blog... – Ghanima Apr 12 '16 at 19:16
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    I don't believe that unzip is installed by default. The article about installing software may be useful as well. – Jacobm001 Apr 12 '16 at 19:19

Use this command to unzip files from the command line. Remember to use sudo if the file is only accessible by root.

unzip filenamp.zip

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