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:
without having to worry about the specific compression format use (i.e. ext == ".tgz" or ".bz2" etc etc).
...all of these work well. Please add an "unp" package to fedora as well.
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.
Most up2date references I could find:
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