Exactly what the title says. I've got a 1.5 gb zip file on my sdcard that I would like to extract via adb (not pulling to pc and pushing back). Is there a simple command to unzip a file?
Yes and no. As far as I'm aware, a typical Android install will not contain
unzip. You can, however, install busybox for Android, which provides the
unzip utility. Then a simple:
adb shell unzip /sdcard/archive.zip
Would do the trick. If you're rooted you can use a busybox installer from the Market like Stericson's. If you're not rooted then you should be able to manually push a busybox binary (one here on Github, for example; click "raw" to download it) to somewhere like
/data/local and then invoke it. It should be something like:
adb push /path/to/busybox-android /data/local/busybox adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/busybox #Make it executable adb shell /data/local/busybox unzip /sdcard/archive.zip
Alternatively, many file managers will unzip files for you. I personally use File Expert but there are a lot of others. Usually you just need to long press on the archive and it will present an "extract" option or similar.
I was able to use /data/local/tmp as well and able to chmod also. I was not able to do was unzip the zip file I created in windows.
To overcome this, i created the tar file using 7zip and used busybox tar -xvf myzip.tar destination to successfully unzip the file.