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

2009-05-30 03:42:53

What Others Think

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
sharfah · 620 weeks and 2 days ago
sorry, i meant: for f in `find ./ -name "*.zip"`; do d=`dirname $f`; unzip $f -d $d; done
sharfah · 620 weeks and 2 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 {} \;
bwoodacre · 620 weeks and 1 day 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
xaero252 · 347 weeks and 4 days ago

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