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Unarchive entire folder

Terminal - Unarchive entire folder
for f in *;do case "$(echo $f|sed "s/.*\.\([a-z\.]*\)/\1/g")" in zip)unzip -qqo $f&&rm $f;;tar.gz|tar.bz2)tar xf $f&&rm $f;;rar)unrar e -o+ -r -y $f&&rm $f;;7z)7z e -qqo $f;;esac;done
2009-08-17 03:50:50
User: matthewbauer
Unarchive entire folder

This will unarchive the entire working directory. Good for torrents (I don't know why they put each file into a seperate archive).


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for file in *;do case "$(echo $file|sed "s/.*\.\([a-z\.]*\)/\1/g")" in tar.gz)tar xfz $file&&rm $file;;zip)unzip -qqo $file&&rm $file;;tar)tar xf $file&&rm $file;;tar.bz2)tar yxf $file&&rm $file;;rar)unrar e -o+ -r -y $file&&rm $file;;7z)7z e -qqo $file;;esac;done

for 7z files (i was just over the 255 character limit)

Comment by matthewbauer 328 weeks ago

then change $file -> $f to shorten it! :-) You use it 13 times.

Comment by bwoodacre 327 weeks and 6 days ago

oh yeah, and recent versions of tar will automatically uncompress .gz or .bz2 files (when they have the extension) so you only need one case to handle them:

case "$(echo ... )" in tar.gz|tar.bz2) tar xf $f && rm $f;;

this looks like a good candidate for a function save into ~/.bashrc, just put the command text inside the {}:

function unarchive_folder () { COMMANDS_HERE; }

and append it to your ~/.bashrc

Comment by bwoodacre 327 weeks and 6 days ago

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