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I created a multi-file zip archive of some files using 7zip on Windows to allow more easy uploading to my server. I now want to unzip this archive on the server, but I get this error:

[user@host ~/uploads/Android_SS_VM]$ unzip
  End-of-central-directory signature not found.  Either this file is not
  a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive.  In the
  latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
  the last disk(s) of this archive.
unzip:  cannot find zipfile directory in one of or, and cannot find, period.

How can I extract this archive in FreeBSD?

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I think the error message is telling you that unzip needs the last part as the argument (not the first):

# replace .999 with the last number of your multi-part
$ unzip

You can also get a commandline version of 7-zip for FreeBSD. p7zip is in the Ports archive, and the official 7-zip provides a sourcecode tarball for download.

Edit: Several posts in various linux forums indicate that using unzip on a multipart archive actually needs some other steps:

# combine all multiparts
$ cat* >

# fix the zip
$ zip -F

# unzip
$ unzip
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