x project is a tool for Unix-like systems that takes all the hassle out of extracting archives.
Version: 3.0x project is a tool for Unix-like systems that takes all the hassle out of extracting archives. Here's an example of how you use it:
Operating System: Linux
$ x linux-2.6.10.tar.bz2
That's basically the same thing as:
$ tar -jxf linux-2.6.10.tar.bz2
So why use x?
Here are some key features of "x":
· Handles many archive types: You only need to remember one simple command to extract tar, zip, cpio, deb, and rpm files. If they're compressed, x will take care of that for you, too.
· Keeps everything organized: x will make sure that archives are extracted into their own dedicated directories.
· Sane permissions: x makes sure you can read and write all the files you just extracted, while leaving the rest of the permissions intact.
· Recursive extraction: x can find archives inside the archive and extract those too.
· Python 2.4
You can just put scripts/x wherever is convenient for you, but if you want to install the program system-wide, you can also run:
# python setup.py install
To run x, simply call it with the archive(s) you wish to extract as arguments. For example::
x supports a number of options to mandate specific behavior:
- r, --recursive
- o, --overwrite
- f, --flat
- q, --quiet
- v, --verbose
What's New in This Release:
· This is the first widely usable version.
· It has no known bugs and basic documentation, but has enough features to be useful for daily work.