|unp(1)||General Commands Manual||unp(1)|
unp is a small script with only one goal: Extract as many archives as possible, of any kind and from any path to the current directory, preserving the subdirectory structure where needed. Is a Do-What-I-Want utility and helps managing several extraction programs without looking for needed options for the particular tool or worrying about the installation of the needed program.
Run unp without arguments to see the list of supported archive formats.
The special version ucat acts as wrapper for commands that can output the extracted data to standard output, like bzip (bzcat), gzip (zcat), tar, zip and others.
There is also a special option (-u) which is very useful for extracting Debian packages. Using -u, unp extracts the package (i.e. the ar archive) first, then extracts data.tar.gz in the current directory and then control.tar.gz in control/<filename>/.
Unlike gunzip, which decompresses the file in the target directory of the source file, unp uses the current directory for output.
Now maintained and packaged for Debian by Eduard Bloch <email@example.com>
|18 Feb 2001|