The una package

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A simple universal unarchiving utility. Just point it at any archive or compressed file, and it spits out a single file or directory in the current directory with its contents. Use -d to delete the original archive on success. Use -f to overwrite any existing file or directory which might be in the way.

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Versions2.0.0, 2.0.1, 2.1.0
Change logNone available
Dependenciesbase (==4.*), bytestring, cmdargs, directory, filepath, io-storage, process [details]
AuthorJohn Wiegley
MaintainerJohn Wiegley <>
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Source repositoryhead: git clone
UploadedThu Sep 6 19:33:50 UTC 2012 by JohnWiegley
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una: Universal un-archiver

Version 1.0, by John Wiegley

This is a "universal", recursive unarchiver, written because I'm too lazy to remember all the extraction options for the large number of archive formats I deal with.

Optional dependencies:



If no OPTION is specified, the default action is to extract the archive's
contents into the current directory.

  -h, --help        show help
  -d, --delete      delete the archive if sucessfully extracted
  -f, --overwrite   overwrite any existing file

This script is also smart about unarchiving:

a) if all the contents of an archive would already extract into a single directory, do that;

b) if the archive contains only one item, extract it into the current directory;

c) otherwise, if the archive would dump multiple contents into the current directory, create a new directory based on the name of the archive, sans extension, and put everything there.