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sr #106062: Feature request: option to require at least 1 level of directory on all extracted items

Submitted by:  mathew <metamatic>
Submitted on:  Wed 24 Oct 2007 06:20:30 PM UTC  
 
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 1 - WishStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: ClosedOperating System: GNU/Linux

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Wed 12 Feb 2014 09:31:51 PM UTC, comment #1:

This was just fixed in git :).

Anonymous
Wed 24 Oct 2007 06:20:30 PM UTC, original submission:

Every now and again someone will make a tar file that extracts into the current directory, and I'll unpack it and then have to go clean up the mess.

I'd like to suggest an option for smart extraction of archives, to work as follows:

- If all entries in the archive directory have at least 1 level of subdirectories (i.e. at least 1 '/' in them), extract as is.

- Otherwise, take the basename of the archive and create a subdirectory with that name, and extract as if -C had been used to change to that directory.

Ideally the option would be a single letter one, so I could add it to the usual -xvf with minimal extra typing.

I vote for -I, with "intelligent subdirectory creation" as the mnemonic. I've just checked and it doesn't seem to be used in GNU tar or star.

mathew <metamatic>

 

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