unar man page

unar — extract archive file contents

TL;DR

unar {{archive}}

unar -o {{path/to/directory}} {{archive}}

unar -f {{archive}}

unar -r {{archive}}

unar -s {{archive}}

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 User Commands