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

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

2010-01-22 14:16:09

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What a mess.
jmcantrell · 580 weeks and 1 day ago
no, not a mess! This is a great example of what one can do to save IFS when necessary. While here it can be avoided, in other places this can be very handy, as set forth in the Advanced Bash Scripting Guide.
linuxrawkstar · 580 weeks and 1 day ago
If you use find for this, then you don't have to worry about spaces or newlines in filenames: find . -name "*.7z" -exec 7zr e {} \; To strictly search only the current directory, put "-maxdepth 1" before -name. In BCK's defense, temporarily changing the IFS sometimes is the fastest way to do things instead of using many invocations of tr/sed/awk/cut/others.
bwoodacre · 580 weeks and 1 day ago
another huge mess. why some people keep posting these lines without researching first? KISS! for f in *.7z; do 7zr e "$f"; done
fsilveira · 579 weeks and 6 days ago

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