View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] extract multipe files of different archive types

September 19th, 2008, 11:20 PM
hey, I was wondering if there is a way to extract multiple archives that are different types (some are zip and some are rar) all at once,
because it's quite time consuming to extract each seperately.
thanks a bunch

September 19th, 2008, 11:35 PM
You can try something like

find . -name "*.tar.gz"-exec tar -xvvzf {} \;

Queue up multiple searches / file types with the appropriate command for as many archive types as you are dealing with, e.g.

find . -name "*.tar.gz" -exec tar -xvvzf {} \;
find . -name "*.rar" -exec unrar e {} \;
find . -name "*.zip" -exec unzip {} \;

Or whatever archive progs you use

September 25th, 2008, 06:25 AM