Quick extract script for shell (currently only tested with Bash).
You want to extract a tarball or ZIP and you don't care what format it is to pick up the right tool. The file does not need to have the correct extension. And you want this fast, fallback method with Midnight Commander might be slow due to zillion of IO terminal operations...
The Dancepill to the rescue!
cd ~/bin git clone https://github.com/lzap/dancepill.git
And in your .bashrc do:
Logout or source it in your current terminal and start extracting:
eeee tarball.tar.gz eeee tarball.tar.bzip2 eeee tarball.xz eeee tarball.zip eeee whatever
There an function name called
dancepill that does the extraction plus alias
eeee for it. Dancepill also installs
e alias, but only in case it was not
yet used. If you still want to use this one, do this in your .bashrc:
If the archive does not contain only one file or directory, dancepill will create an extra directory for you. No more extracted junk in the current directory!
If MIME is unknown, try to extract it with 7za or uncompress before giving an error.
This is PUBLIC DOMAIN, do what you need to do. Pull requests appreciated!