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unzip all zip files under a current directory in the directory those files were in

Terminal - unzip all zip files under a current directory in the directory those files were in
for f in `find ./ -name "*.zip"` ; do p=`pwd`; d=`dirname $f`; cd $d; b=`basename $f`; unzip $b; cd $p; done
2009-05-30 03:42:53
User: packetloss
Functions: cd
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unzip all zip files under a current directory in the directory those files were in

unzips all zip files in any subdirectory under the current directory. The zip files are unzipped in their respective subdirs

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You don't need to "cd". You can make it simpler by:

for f in `find ./ -name "*.zip"`; do d=`dirname $f`; unzip $b -d $d; done
Comment by sharfah 321 weeks and 5 days ago

sorry, i meant:

for f in `find ./ -name "*.zip"`; do d=`dirname $f`; unzip $f -d $d; done
Comment by sharfah 321 weeks and 5 days ago

The cd is unnecessary, you could do this using find's execdir option which will execute the command in the directory where the matches live:

find ./ -name "*.zip" -execdir unzip {} \;
Comment by bwoodacre 321 weeks and 5 days ago

Find is unnecessary as well:

unzip /path/to/\*.zip -d /destination

The above works in bash, if it doesn't in your terminal try:

unzip "/path/to/*.zip" -d /destination

Comment by xaero252 49 weeks ago

Your point of view

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