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CHKZIP: check whether a file is a compressed archive

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chkzip checks whether the file is a compressed archive and attempts to unpack it

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Updated 16 Apr 2012

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CHKZIP check whether file is a compressed archive

chkzip checks whether the passed file has one of the following
extensions: gz, zip, tar, tgz, tar.gz. If it does, chkzip
attempts to unpack the archive into a temporary location,
which is platform-dependent.

Usage:
[result, tmpFile] = chkzip(fileName)

fileName: file to be checked
result: number of files unpacked from compressed file,
or 0 if file extension was not recognized
tmpFile: full path to first extracted file if
unpacking was performed, otherwise returns
original filename

See also: GZIP, ZIP, TAR

Cite As

Andrew Davis (2021). CHKZIP: check whether a file is a compressed archive (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/36193-chkzip-check-whether-a-file-is-a-compressed-archive), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2012a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux
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