I frequently unzip files which contain thousands of small text files within them.
I have noticed that when I do this in the file explorer (right-click xe2x86x92 Extract here) it can take a long time and sometimes seems to never finish, even after waiting for minutes.
Unzipping the same file in the terminal with
unzip file.zip always finishes in a few seconds.
What does the file explorer do differently and why does it take much longer? Why does it sometimes never finish at all? It seems very poorly done in comparison, while I would expect that it just runs the same command behind the scenes.