A large list of decompression programs are described in Comparison of file archivers.
The following programs in particular can be used to uncompress bzip2 .bz2 and .7z files.
Guy, you never know when you might run into that keeper - you know, the girl that you can’t live without, also known as Ms. Product shipped in plain paper and no one gets your name - ever.
I can coach you to keep her since what I’ve learned from women, I teach to men.
Wikipedia offers free copies of all available content to interested users.
This information is included in image description pages, which are part of the text dumps available from dumps.
In conclusion, download these images at your own risk (Legal) Compressed dump files are significantly compressed, thus after being uncompressed will take up large amounts of drive space.
directory you will find the latest SQL and XML dumps for the projects, not just English. These dumps are also available from the Internet Archive.
The sub-directories are named for the language code and the appropriate project. Images and other uploaded media are available from mirrors in addition to being served directly from Wikimedia servers.
In particular, use of fair use images outside the context of Wikipedia or similar works may be illegal.
Images under most licenses require a credit, and possibly other attached copyright information.
You should be getting checksums from the mediawiki API and verifying them.