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       dtrx - cleanly extract many archive types


       dtrx [OPTIONS] ARCHIVE [ARCHIVE ...]


       dtrx  extracts  archives  in a number of different formats; it currently supports tar, zip
       (including self-extracting .exe files), cpio, rpm,  deb,  gem,  7z,  cab,  rar,  lzh,  and
       InstallShield  files.  It can also decompress files compressed with gzip, bzip2, lzma, xz,
       or compress.

       In addition to providing one command to handle many different  archive  types,  dtrx  also
       aids the user by extracting contents consistently.  By default, everything will be written
       to a dedicated directory that's named after  the  archive.   dtrx  will  also  change  the
       permissions to ensure that the owner can read and write all those files.

       To  run  dtrx,  simply  call it with the archive(s) you wish to extract as arguments.  For

          $ dtrx coreutils-5.*.tar.gz

       You may specify URLs as arguments as well.  If you do, dtrx will use wget -c  to  download
       the URL to the current directory and then extract what it downloads.  This may fail if you
       already have a file in the current directory with the same name as the file you're  trying
       to download.


       dtrx supports a number of options to mandate specific behavior:

       -r, --recursive
              With this option, dtrx will search inside the archives you specify to see if any of
              the contents are themselves archives, and extract those as well.

       --one, --one-entry
              Normally, if an archive only contains one  file  or  directory  with  a  name  that
              doesn't match the archive's, dtrx will ask you how to handle it.  With this option,
              you can specify ahead of time what should happen.  Possible values are:

              inside Extract the file/directory inside another directory named after the archive.
                     This is the default.

              rename Extract  the  file/directory in the current directory, and then rename it to
                     match the name of the archive.

              here   Extract the file/directory in the current directory.

       -o, --overwrite
              Normally, dtrx will avoid extracting into a  directory  that  already  exists,  and
              instead  try  to  find  an alternative name to use.  If this option is listed, dtrx
              will use the default directory name no matter what.

       -f, --flat
              Extract all archive contents into the  current  directory,  instead  of  their  own
              dedicated  directory.   This  is handy if you have multiple archive files which all
              need to be extracted into the same directory structure.  Note that  existing  files
              may be overwritten with this option.

       -n, --noninteractive
              dtrx  will normally ask the user how to handle certain corner cases, such as how to
              handle an archive that only  contains  one  file.   This  option  suppresses  those
              questions; dtrx will instead use sane, conservative defaults.

       -l, -t, --list, --table
              Don't extract the archives; just list their contents on standard output.

       -m, --metadata
              Extract the metadata from .deb and .gem archives, instead of their normal contents.

       -q, --quiet
              Suppress warning messages.  List this option twice to make dtrx silent.

       -v, --verbose
              Show the files that are being extracted.  List this option twice to print debugging

       --help Display basic help.

              Display dtrx's version, copyright, and license information.


       Brett Smith <>


       dtrx 7.1 is copyright © 2006-2011 Brett Smith and others.  Feel free to send comments, bug
       reports,  patches, and so on.  You can find the latest version of dtrx on its home page at

       dtrx is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU
       General  Public  License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of
       the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY  WARRANTY;
       without  even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program;
       if not, see <>.