Bug 800868 - add package for "unp" script (like Ubuntu has)
Summary: add package for "unp" script (like Ubuntu has)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Bill Nottingham
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-03-07 12:24 UTC by mnemo
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:30 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-03-07 16:54:24 UTC

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Description mnemo 2012-03-07 12:24:32 UTC
In Ubuntu you can do "sudo apt-get install unp" to get a very nice tool that can unpack any type of archive. This means that you can type:

unp filename.ext

without having to worry about the specific compression format use (i.e. ext == ".tgz" or ".bz2" etc etc).

unp file1.tgz
unp file2.bz2
unp file3.tar.gz

...all of these work well. Please add an "unp" package to fedora as well.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2012-03-07 16:54:24 UTC
We don't add new software without willing maintainers - we certainly appreciate new maintainers that want to help, though.

If you're interested in packaging this software for Fedora, please see the instructions at:

I've also added this request to the wishlist at:

Closing as DEFERRED until someone picks up the request.

Comment 3 Jan Pokorný [poki] 2013-11-21 12:58:21 UTC
note that there is a handful of utilities with the same purpose, see, e.g.,
atool (and its aunpack command), which is packaged in Fedora

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