[sclug] Multi-format uncompress

Simon Huggins huggie at earth.li
Mon Jun 14 18:25:25 UTC 2004

On Mon, Jun 14, 2004 at 05:26:17PM +0100, Derek M Jones wrote:
> 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)?

I use lz and uz all the time.

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