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archwrap - A collection of POSIX shell scripts to invoke archiver programs like (s)tar/gzip/bzip2/xz/zip/7z/lzma/lrzip/arj/zoo/ ... Author: Martin Väth <email@example.com> This project is under the BSD license. These are some POSIX shell scripts which form an interface to various archiver programs like (s)tar, xz, bzip, gzip, zip, ... It is in particular possible to invoke all archivers (keeping only the "best" result), to repack archives, pack to remote hosts etc. Also less popular archivers like 7z or lrz are supported. A lot of options control the details; since the scripts are mainly written for myself, they are not too well documented. Use option -h to obtain help. For installation just put the content of bin somewhere in your path. Also put the files of the subdirectory zsh into your $fpath to obtain zsh completion support. (If you do not have root access, you can add the corresponding directory with fpath+=("...")) before you call compdef from your zsh initialization files). If you do have root access it is recommended to put the files archwrap.sh not into the PATH (typically /usr/bin) but instead into /usr/share/archwrap/ and to modify the line ". archwrap.sh" in the binaries into ". /usr/share/archwrap/archwrap.sh". If you do not want to put the links to your path, you can source the archwrap_alias file (in a shell understanding the alias command) to obtain a similar effect in an interactive shell. You also need push.sh from https://github.com/vaeth/push in your path. For installation under Gentoo, you can use the ebuild from the mv overlay (which is available by layman). Some examples showing the standard usage: 1. a) ppd directory(s) / pd directory(s) Packs directory(s) with all subdirectories with all archiver programs (each directory is put into a separate archive) and keeps only the "best" version. Lots of options control the details: Invoke "pd"/"ppd" without any arguments for a list of them. ppd (in contrast to pd) only chooses the most popular archivers. b) tgzd directory(s) tbzd directory(s) tlzd directory(s) t7zd directory(s) tlrd directory(s) txzd directory(s) tard directory(s) zipd directory(s) gzipd directory(s) (uses .tar.gz extension) bzipd directory(s) (uses .tar.bz2 extension) lzmad directory(s) (uses .tar.lzma extension) xzd directory(s) (uses .tar.xz extension) 7zd directory(s) (uses .tar.7z extension) lrzd directory(s) (uses .tar.lrz extension) Similarly as ppd but invokes only the corresponding archiver program. Different options are available, depending on the archiver program. 2. a) ud ARCHIVE Generate the directory ARCHIVE and unpack ARCHIVE.??? into it. This works for all archive formats (with proper name extension). Invoke "ud" without any arguments for a complete list of options. b) uv ARCHIVE(s) or uv -v ARCHIVE(s) List content of ARCHIVE(s). This works for all supported archive formats. c) u -t ARCHIVE(s) Test integrity of ARCHIVE(s) This works for all supported archive formats whose archivers have corresponding options. 3. 2pd ARCHIVE or 2ppd ARCHIVE First unpack archive and then pack it again with all/popular archivers, keeping only the "best" version. Invoke "2pd" without any arguments for a complete list of options. 4. tbzd -C -R - / | sshcat user@host:backup.tar.bz2 Make a compressed backup of the whole filesystem to a file on a remote host.