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linux default icondeco for Linux Publisher's description

deco application is a generic archive file extractor.

deco application is a generic archive file extractor.

Here are some key features of "deco":

В· Consistent command line interface:

В· Instead of having to remember e. g.
В· tar xjf 1.tar.bz2
В· unrar x 2.zip
В· flac -d 3.flac
В· ar -p 4.deb data.tar.gz | tar xz
В· you say
В· deco 1.tar.bz2 2.zip 3.flac 4.deb
В· and deco extracts them all.

В· Consistent behavior:

В· Keep or delete archive?
В· Some extractors delete the archive after successful extraction, others don't.
В· deco keeps the archive after successful extraction, unless you give it the -u ("unlink") option.

В· Where to extract
В· Some extractors extract in the current working directory, others use the directory the archive resides in.
В· deco extracts relative to the current working directory, unless you give it the -a ("absolute") option. See down below for details.

В· Quiet / verbose
В· Some extractors process the archive verbosely by default and expect you to specify that quiet behavior is wanted. Others do the opposite.
В· deco extract quietly, unless you give it the -v ("verbose") option.

В· Unknown file extensions
В· Some extractors refuse to even try extracting anything with an unknown extension.
В· deco can force an extractor to handle a file with any name. Use the -e ("extension") option: deco -e gz myarchive

В· Other improvements
В· When you extract an archive that contains multiple files at its top level, you usually want them to be placed in a directory of their own. However, if the archive contains only one file or one big directory, that behavior would be annoying.
В· The deco extraction algorithm does the right thing automatically: if and only if foo.tar contains multiple files at its top level, a new directory generally called foo/ is created and the archive gets extracted there.
В· Also, deco never overwrites files, nor does it need to prompt you for a manual resolution.
В· If the file to be extracted is named foo and a file called foo already exists, the new file will be extracted as %foo, and so on.
В· Since at the top level only one new file or directory is created (see above), at most this one file will have its name changed like that.
В· There are extractors that create files with strange permissions. deco can reset these to sensible defaults implied by your current umask.

What's New in This Release:

В· The build system has been updated for BSD users having trouble compiling deco.

System Requirements:

No special requirements.
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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