extracting compressed files

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Fed up of remembering the syntax for tar / tar.gz / zip / rar / Z … try adding this simple ‘extract’ function your .bashrc

#extract - extract most common compression types
function extract () {
    echo Extracting $1 ...
    if [ -f $1 ] ; then
        case $1 in
            *.tar.bz2)   tar xjf $1  ;;
            *.tar.gz)    tar xzf $1  ;;
            *.bz2)       bunzip2 $1  ;;
            *.rar)       rar x $1    ;;
            *.gz)        gunzip $1   ;;
            *.tar)       tar xf $1   ;;
            *.tbz2)      tar xjf $1  ;;
            *.tgz)       tar xzf $1  ;;
            *.zip)       unzip $1   ;;
            *.Z)         uncompress $1  ;;
            *.7z)        7z x $1  ;;
            *)        echo "'$1' cannot be extracted via extract()" ;;
        esac
    else
        echo "'$1' is not a valid file"
    fi
} 
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