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Extract all 7zip files in current directory taking filename spaces into account

Terminal - Extract all 7zip files in current directory taking filename spaces into account
for file in *.7z; do 7zr e "$file"; done
2010-01-22 18:42:20
User: jmcantrell
Functions: file
Extract all 7zip files in current directory taking filename spaces into account


There are 8 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find -maxdepth 1 -type f -name "*.7z" -exec 7zr e '{}' ';'
2010-01-23 19:50:10
User: minnmass
Functions: find

Use find's built-in ability to call programs.


find -maxdepth 1 -type f -name "*.7z" -print0 | xargx -0 -n 1 7zr e

would work, too.

7za x \*.zip
savesIFS=$IFS;IFS=$(echo -en "\n\b"); for items in `ls *.7z`; do 7zr e $items ; done; IFS=$saveIFS

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for is a bah idea for executing commands on multiple files if one of more contain space in filename.

Comment by pepin 358 weeks and 3 days ago

You're wrong. My command properly handles filenames with spaces.

Comment by jmcantrell 358 weeks and 3 days ago

These alternative commands are so amazingly pointless and stupid that I'm not surprised that mine got downvoted.

Comment by jmcantrell 358 weeks and 3 days ago

What jmcantrell failed to mention is that his version properly handles filenames with spaces due to the use of quotes around $file. I'm pretty sure that's the reason that pepin missed...

Comment by bwoodacre 358 weeks and 3 days ago

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