[CentOS] How can I access a ZIP file that's over 2Gb?

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Sun Mar 14 00:28:11 UTC 2010

At Sat, 13 Mar 2010 18:53:49 -0500 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> I have a zip file.  It is over 2Gb in size:
> -rw-r--r-- 1 sweh sweh 2383956582 Mar 13 13:44 test.zip
> The standard "unzip" program barfs:
>   % unzip -l test.zip
>   Archive:  test.zip
>     End-of-central-directory signature not found.  Either this file is not
>     a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive.  In the
>     latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
>     the last disk(s) of this archive.
>   unzip:  cannot find zipfile directory in one of test.zip or
>           test.zip.zip, and cannot find test.zip.ZIP, period.
> This is because the info-zip utilities can't handle ZIP files over 2Gb in
> size.
> Windows can access it just fine.
> Anyone have any recommendations on a unix tool that'll let me access these
> large files?

Random thought (total guess): What happens if you use split on the zip
file and try to get info zip to think it is a multi-part archive?


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