How to extract archives on a server?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by xcsic, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. xcsic macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2008
    First of all, I'm not sure if this is in the right forum - I wasn't exactly sure where to post it. Please move if it belongs somewhere else.

    I have a .zip archive on my server that I need to extract. However, I can't just extract on my Mac and then upload what it dumps out to the server - the file needs to be unarchived on the server. However, I'm not quite sure how to do this. I currently use Cyberduck as my FTP client, but I'm willing to use anything else that can extract this if Cyberduck cannot. Thanks!
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    You have omitted a lot of information:
    • Is this an FTP server? If it is just a file server, then you can mount it on your Desktop as a remote volume. You will then have full access to your files. Select Go > Connect to Server....
    • Why do you want to expand your archive on the server? This would appear to be very bad practice unless you have workspace devoted to you on the server.
    You would be better served by identifying your goal and requesting help with that. My guess is that you are trying to setup a website. Is this correct?
  3. xcsic thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2008
    It's an FTP server. I'm setting up a Cydia Repository for the iPhone - part of the process is extracting the .zip file on the server.
  4. ha5san macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2015
    Just a general comment that may or may not be helpful. I faced the same issue - and after a bit of fumbling with mounting the server, I realised that my hosting provider also had a "file manager" option - this had an inbuilt feature to extract the zip file....crisis over.

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