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Unzip files via Fetch (2 posts)

  • Started 7 years ago by dprice
  • Latest reply 7 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • dprice Member

    is it possible to unzip files on my server using fetch?

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    No, I'm sorry, Fetch cannot unzip files on the server for you.

    The main reason that Fetch does not offer a way to do this is that it requires that the server support a way for Fetch to tell it to unzip the file; that is not a standard or common feature on most FTP or SFTP servers. There are some possible tricks for accomplishing this anyway, but do not work with the majority of servers.

    You could telnet, rlogin, or ssh into the server and use the command-line to unzip the files, but that of course involves more steps and using a program besides Fetch.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

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