[CMake] How can I unzip a file?

David Cole david.cole at kitware.com
Fri Jul 3 14:07:23 EDT 2009

cmake -E tar
can untar .tar files and .tar.gz files... But you have to use an external
tool for .zip files.

We are considering adding libarchive support to be able to handle more zip
formats, but it has not been tackled yet. (See
http://code.google.com/p/libarchive/ for more info.)


On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 1:44 PM, Peter <p.schregle at impuls-imaging.com> wrote:

> I can't figure out how I can unzip a set of files with CMake.
> I have a bunch of files in a zip archive, which need to be expanded during
> the build process and I would like to know how this can be done in a
> portable way with CMake?
> Thanks.
> Peter
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