Dtrx – An Intelligent Archive Extraction (tar, zip, cpio, rpm, deb, rar) Tool for Linux

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Ravi Saive

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8 Responses

  1. Jonathan Leslie says:

    hi everyone, my 7zip file has a password, can i still use dtxr ? is yes then how?

  2. Heinrich says:

    I use a function in my .bashrc which does the extraction job for me:

    extract ()
    if [ -f $1 ]; then
    case $1 in
    tar xvjf $1
    tar xvzf $1
    bunzip2 $1
    unrar x $1
    gunzip $1
    tar xvf $1
    tar xvjf $1
    tar xvzf $1
    unzip $1
    uncompress $1
    7z x $1
    tar -xJf $1
    echo “‘$1’ cannot be extracted via >extract<"
    echo "'$1' is not a valid file";

  3. Jan says:

    The tar command has autodetection of compression. No need for -zxf or -xjf etc, just use -xf.

  4. jabson says:

    It can also be used:
    tar xf file
    and tar will automatically recognize what compression method was used and extract the file.

  5. Debasish says:

    Every thing is well except .rar extraction is not working for my case …………………….

  6. Shahil says:

    Cool Sir :) Thank you ……… Beauty of Linux very Useful tool …………….

  7. Gokul Nair says:

    Dear Ravi,

    Thanks. Good tool and easy to use. One qn:- What does the command ‘python setup.py install –prefix=/usr/local’ actually mean?

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