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atool is a script for managing file archives of various types (tar, tar+gzip, zip etc). The main command is aunpack, which extracts files from an archive. It overcomes the problem of extracting files from an archive without checking whether the files were located in a subdirectory or in the top directory of the archive, resulting in files scattered all over the place by first extracting to a new directory. If there was only a single file in the archive, that file is moved to the original directory. It also prevents local files from being overwritten by mistake. The other commands are apack for creating archives, als for listing files in archives, and acat for extracting files to standard out.


Recent releases

  •  05 Apr 2012 14:07

    Release Notes: This release adds support for plzip, lbzip2, and pigz.

    •  15 Aug 2011 20:18

      Release Notes: Minor bugfixes.

      •  14 Aug 2009 19:06

        Release Notes: This release adds support for lzip and xz. It fixes a bug in arepack with tar archives. It prints the number of bytes saved in arepack. It adds support for GNU tar's --xv, --lzop, and --lzma options.

        •  27 Feb 2009 19:21

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          •  08 Jun 2008 21:50

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            29 Sep 2008 07:42 ed_avis

            See also
            Another tool that does the same thing is deco



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