How do I unzip or decompress a file I upload?
If you upload a compressed file in .zip, .gz. .bz2 or another compressed format, you can use the command line shell to decompress it. We have many decompression tools installed.
For example, if you upload a file named “archive.zip”, you could:
$ unzip archive.zip
For .gz files, you could:
$ gunzip archive.gz $ tar xzf archive.tar.gz
For .bz2 (bzip) files, you could:
$ bunzip2 archive.bz2 $ tar xjf archive.tar.bz2
If you’re not comfortable using the shell, just contact us and let us know the exact filename you’ve uploaded. We’ll be happy to decompress it for you.