[lug] How to Unzip a 4GB ZIP File?

bgiles at coyotesong.com bgiles at coyotesong.com
Tue Aug 14 09:24:43 MDT 2007

> On 8/14/07, bgiles at coyotesong.com <bgiles at coyotesong.com> wrote:
>> It's been a while since I looked at the spec, but I thought zip (like
>> most? archive formats), used 32 bits for file sizes and offsets.  The
>> compressor might be using nonstandard extensions to the format.
> There _appears_ to be a standard extension by the name of "zip64", and
> p7zip supports it. That's why I _think_ it can handle Bill's file.

Yeah, after a moment I remembered there is a 64-bit extensions.  IIRC it
was after a fork between the usual open ZIP implementations and the
commercial one.

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