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unzip of at openvms

ricky san andres
Occasional Visitor

unzip of at openvms

$ unzip = "$ dka200:[analog] unzip.alpha_.exe"
$ unzip "-x" nmserver041.zip
%DCL-W-ACTIMAGE, error activating image DKA200:[ANALOG]
-CLI-E-IMAGEFNF, image file not found DKA200:[ANALOG].EXE;
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: unzip of at openvms

Remove the space between "dka200:[analog]"
and "unzip.alpha_.exe".

"unzip.alpha_.exe"? Really? How/why did you
get the two-dot name?

dire dka200:[analog]unzip*

> $ unzip "-x" [...]

"-x"? Really? Why? What are you trying to

unzip -h
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: unzip of at openvms

> $ unzip "-x" [...]

Note that UnZip is not "tar". UnZip already
knows that you want to extract (or assumes,
unless you tell it otherwise). That's almost
all it _can_ do.

Which version are you using?

unzip -v

If it's older than 6.0, then you should get

Honored Contributor

Re: unzip of at openvms

Welcome to ITRC.

You've received a direct response.

For additional information, please read through the OpenVMS User's Guide in the OpenVMS documentation set, as it can be inferred from the posting that you're unfamiliar with DCL symbols, with DCL foreign commands and with RMS filename specifications and syntax. This information and this manual is in the VMS documentation shelf available via:


Also see the Freeware 000TOOLS directory and associated DCL procedures for examples, too.

Other resources available here can also include using Google in a search for examples of common sequences and related, as using queries on using zip on OpenVMS include examples, as well as with the VMS FAQ (which includes information on using zip and unzip) here:


There's a PDF and a text file there that can be downloaded and searched locally, too.

There are also available examples of using zip within the OpenVMS Freeware distributions, and various other sites around the 'net, and there should be examples within the zip and unzip kit.

I'd also suggest migrating to logical names here rather than explicit device name references; having a logical name for a directory of tools, for instance. This is somewhat more advanced, and aims at different issues and particularly at longer-term maintenance of these and other tools.