End-of-central-directory signature not found

When unzipping a file you may get the following error:

[root@computer software]# unzip fuse-2.8.5.tar.gz
Archive:  fuse-2.8.5.tar.gz
  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 fuse-2.8.5.tar.gz or
        fuse-2.8.5.tar.gz.zip, and cannot find fuse-2.8.5.tar.gz.ZIP, period.

You will need to use the “gunzip” command rather than “unzip”.

gunzip fuse-2.8.5.tar.gz

Alternatively you can gunzip with the tar command

tar -xzvf fuse-2.8.5.tar.gz

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