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extract archive file contents

Examples (TL;DR)

Synopsis

unar [OPTION]... ARCHIVE [FILE]...

Description

Extract FILEs or the contents of ARCHIVE.

Options

-o,  -output-directory DIRECTORY

The directory to write the contents of the archive to.  Defaults to the current directory.

-f,  -force-overwrite

Always overwrite files when a file to be unpacked already exists on disk.  By default, the program asks the user if possible, otherwise skips the file.

-r,  -force-rename

Always rename files when a file to be unpacked already exists on disk.

-s,  -force-skip

Always skip files when a file to be unpacked already exists on disk.

-d,  -force-directory

Always create a containing directory for the contents of the unpacked archive.  By default, a directory is created if there is more than one top-level file or folder.

-D,  -no-directory

Never create a containing directory for the contents of the unpacked archive.

-p,  -password PASSWORD

The password to use for decrypting protected archives.

-e,  -encoding ENCODING

The encoding to use for filenames in the archive, when it is not known.  If not specified, the program attempts to auto-detect the encoding used.  Use "help" or "list" as the argument to give a listing of all supported encodings.

-E,  -password-encoding ENCODING

The encoding to use for the password for the archive, when it is not known.  If not specified, then either the encoding given by the -encoding option or the auto-detected encoding is used.

-i,  -indexes

Instead of specifying the files to list as filenames or wildcard patterns, specify them as indexes, as output by lsar.

-nr,  -no-recursion

Do not attempt to extract archives contained in other archives. For instance, when unpacking a .tar.gz file, only unpack the .tar file and not its contents.

-t,  -copy-time

Copy the file modification time from the archive file to the containing directory, if one is created.

-k, -forks visible|hidden|skip

How to handle Mac OS resource forks.  visible creates AppleDouble files with the extension ".rsrc", hidden creates AppleDouble files with the prefix "._", and skip discards all resource forks.  Defaults to visible.

-q,  -quiet

Run in quiet mode.

-h,  -help

Display help information.

See Also

lsar(1)

Referenced By

innoextract(1), lsar(1).

2011-09-26 The Unarchiver