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#1 2022-04-09 14:59:52

Renfield
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Registered: 2017-11-07
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Any Generalized Archive extractor [Solved]

I was wondering if there already exists a script or other program that can open or extract any type of archive file. Since there are many types of archives, each with their own program for creating or extracting, and each program making use of different options for listing, extracting, changing to a specific directory, etc. I thought it would be useful to have one tool which simply determines the archive type, then invokes the correct program with the correct parameters automatically. I searched but could not find one.

If such a tool does not exist, it would make a good project for me anyway.

Last edited by Renfield (2022-04-09 20:23:27)

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#2 2022-04-09 15:21:20

Scimmia
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Re: Any Generalized Archive extractor [Solved]

bsdtar/libarchive will do most of them. It's what pacman and makepkg use.

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#3 2022-04-09 20:23:03

Renfield
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Re: Any Generalized Archive extractor [Solved]

Thanks. I figured there would already be a program for this.

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