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UnZip...With Mac OS X Apple delivers the older UnZip Version 5.52. This version comes with a bunch of sad issues that got solved with unzip 6.0. E.g. with the new Version you can work with files larger than 2GB.

With this Package you get:

  • UnZip 6.00
  • UnZipSFX 6.00
  • fUnZip (filter UnZip) 3.95

What's New

Version 6.0:
  • Support PKWARE ZIP64 extensions, allowing Zip archives and Zip archive entries larger than 4 GiBytes and more than 65536 entries within a single Zip archive. This support is currently only available for Unix, OpenVMS and Win32/Win64.
  • Support for bzip2 compression method.
  • Support for UTF-8 encoded entry names, both through PKWARE's "General Purpose Flags Bit 11" indicator and more...


Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Flurgle Member IconComment+2

Thanks for packaging a newer version of this utility. But I discovered that MacPorts also installs version 6. I ran "sudo port install unzip" and version 6 became active after restarting the terminal.

MacPorts installs it to /opt/local/bin, so there's no collision with the default copy of unzip in /usr/bin. The order of directories in the PATH takes care of finding the newer one.

Is there a reason I should prefer this package to using MacPorts?

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Version 6.0
Berndsworld (Developer)

I dont use the MacPorts, its more a question of how one gonne use his system than what is better or not. So if you use macports and it works well for you its cool :)

Is it also in 64 Bit then?


Robk Member IconComment+238

This program REPLACES the following three programs:


These programs are typically located in the /usr/bin directory.

I would suggest that you BACKUP or RENAME these three programs BEFORE installing UNZIP 6.0 in case you ever want to uninstall UNZIP 6.0 and go back to the older version of UNZIP.

Or better yet use something like Macports or fink to compile and install UNZIP.

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Version 6.0
Sgginc Member IconComment+226

An explanation of what gets installed where and WHY would be helpful.
Also how to uninstall.

Thanks ... Ken

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Version 6.0
Berndsworld (Developer)

Yes you are right, i agree. Will care about this the next time and also ask if the user wanne do a backup before he replace it.

Thx for your suggestion.

Big-Mac-XXL Member IconComment+263

Can UnZip 6.0 open password protected files? Otherwise The Unarchiver would still be the better alternative.

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Version 6.0
Berndsworld (Developer)

Therefor you can use the funzip in my archive:

funzip [-password] infile.zip > outfile

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Date 21 Nov 2010
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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