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"is a command line utility that extracts lots of different archives.

The program e is a command line utility that extracts lots of different archives. It is very simple and can be extended very easily.
It is inspired by how firewall use their rulesets, and works like this:

  • For each file that has to be extracted, the rules are matched one after the other.
  • When a rule matches (either by the filetype or filename), the command is executed.
  • If the command does not return an error code the extraction is considered successful, otherwise the next rules are matched.
  • It currently has rules for zip, rar, 7zip, gzip, bzip2, rpm, cab, arj, ace, ppmd, lzo, tar.bz2, tar.gz, ar, cpio, dar, uharc, zzip, and many more.



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Ted Teah

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3 April 2007

Leaders and contributors

Martin Ankerl Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/e
Bug TrackingE-mailmailto:martin.ankerl@gmail.com
Python (Ref)https://pypi.org/project/e

Software prerequisites

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