The Project Gutenberg FAQ - R-20

R.20. I've got a ZIP file. What do I do with it?

Unzip it.

If you want a free program, you could try the open source Info-Zip software available at <http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/tools/zip/info-zip/> for Mac, MS-DOS, Unix, Windows and just about everything else you might have.

If you want a commercial program, PKZIP from <http://www.pkware.com> and WinZip from <http://www.winzip.com> are among many popular shareware utilities that allow you to unzip files.

Mac-users using Stuffit Expander may like to set a preference (File / Preferences / Cross Platform) to "Convert text files to Macintosh format . . . When a file is known to contain text". This gets rid of strange characters (linefeeds), which are not wanted on a Mac, at the beginnings of lines. MacZip is another free program for Macs. Mac users can also try ZipIt or other shareware programs available from the Info-Mac archives, e.g. from <ftp://mirrors.aol.com/pub/info-mac/_Compress_&_Translate/>.

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