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


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


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

              Optional input archive file specification. See DESCRIPTION for details.


       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

       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
       example illustrating this usage in the case of disk backups to tape.


       To use funzip to extract the first member file of the archive and to pipe it into

       funzip | more

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

       funzip > /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).


       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
       condition  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

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


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


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       Mark Adler (Info-ZIP)