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

find -maxdepth 1 -type f -name "*.7z" -exec 7zr e '{}' ';'
Use find's built-in ability to call programs. Alternatively, find -maxdepth 1 -type f -name "*.7z" -print0 | xargx -0 -n 1 7zr e would work, too.

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By: minnmass
2010-01-23 19:50:10

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You don't need any quotes around {}. Also, sometimes it may be easier to type \; (which escapes the semicolon) rather than ";" (quoting it) because " characters require the shift key. Cheers.
bwoodacre · 439 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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