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Extract multiple file in a directory

Terminal - Extract multiple file in a directory
for i in *.tar.gz; do tar -xzf $i; done
2009-06-13 03:58:48
User: kureikain
Functions: tar
Extract multiple file in a directory

You can flexibly change file pattern(*.tar.gz) and uncompress command to other job!

Example, remove all files :

for i in *.tar.gz; do rm $i; done

(Just for example, because if you really want to remove file, simply use wildcard like this rm *.tar.gz)


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

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It's a good example for how to do a for each statement at the commandline... but for those commands (tar, rm) it's unnecessary. But whatever... good, yet contrived, examples.

Comment by daemonjax 462 weeks and 6 days ago

Yes! Just for example! We can do something w/ this for! Example, looop thorugh all files in directory& tweet thier content..:D

Comment by kureikain 462 weeks and 5 days ago

Good example of a for loop, I agree. You could use a single find command as well here:

find -name "*.tar.gz" -maxdepth 1 -exec tar -xzf {} \;

(the -maxdepth 1 is necessary so that it doesn't untar files inside subdirectories.)

Comment by bwoodacre 462 weeks and 5 days ago

Cool bwoodacre! Thank you for ur command!

Comment by kureikain 462 weeks and 5 days ago

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