How to unzip a file on mac/Linux using Terminal



1. Extract in the same dir:

Here is the command in case you want to extract in the present directory

Command:

unzip <source_file_path>.zip 

Example:

unzip interviewbubble.zip

2. unzip Password Protected File:

if there a password you can also use -P not -p it’s a different option

Command:

unzip -P <password> <sorce_file_path>.zip 

Example:

unzip -P 123456 interviewbubble.zip

3. Extract to a particular destination folder

if you want to extract to a particular destination folder, you can use

Command:

unzip <sorce_file_path>.zip -d <destination_path>

Example:

unzip interviewbubble.zip -d /User/admin/Desktop

And if there a password you can also use -P .


If the unzip package isn’t already installed on your system, then run:

sudo apt-get install unzip