Bug 800868 - add package for "unp" script (like Ubuntu has)
add package for "unp" script (like Ubuntu has)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2012-03-07 07:24 EST by mnemo
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-03-07 11:54:24 EST
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Description mnemo 2012-03-07 07:24:32 EST
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 11:54:24 EST
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 2013-11-21 07:58:21 EST
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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