[sclug] Multi-format uncompress

Derek M Jones derek at knosof.co.uk
Mon Jun 14 16:26:52 UTC 2004


I have been searching for a multi-format uncompress/extract
program (i.e., handles, .arc, lhz, .sit, .zip, ...).  These
exist for windows (without source), but not for Linux.

I have found various programs that will uncompress individual
formats (so a shell script could use file suffix information to
call the appropriate program).  Does anybody know of a Linux
program that can deduce the format by looking at the file
contents (and do the uncompression)?


Derek M Jones                                           tel: +44 (0) 1252 520 667
Knowledge Software Ltd                            mailto:derek at knosof.co.uk
Applications Standards Conformance Testing   http://www.knosof.co.uk

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