Unzip multiple zip files in linux

I have been using linux for many many years and have always dealt with .tar.gz files.  I have never used zip files on linux until today when I needed to unzip some 100 odd theme files for WordPress.

A simple mistake on my part had me scratching my head.unzip *.zip  gave me the error message;

Caution:  filename not matched.

After a bit of head scratching and to be honest a search on google, I found the answer.

unzip ‘*.zip’

This passes the parameter to unzip unparsed.

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