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t, v, x - TOC, view and extract files

Last modified: Apr 11 10:41

Overview

t: do a table of contents of an archive file. v: view a file using the viewer in the mailcap(5). x: extract an archive file.

This saves much hacking about with complicated command lines as they embody all the decompression and decryption incantations automatically. In fact their knowledge comes from the mailcap(5) file, extracted with the mailcap script.

You may also be interested in fixexts which uses the file(1) command to correct the extensions on mislabelled files (which I find quite useful with netscape downloads because it has a tendency to, say, decompress compressed downloads but not rip off the .gz extension, etc).