Archery 0.2.1

Archery is a simple Perl script for extracting archives.
Archery is a simple Perl script for extracting archives.

Have you ever extracted an archive only to discover that it has spewed files all over your current directory like so much bukkake?

Do you try to work around this by listing the files first, or making temporary directories into which to extract the files?

Do you then have to deal with the useless 'extract', 'CRAP', 'foo', 'fnord', or 'New Folder' directories sitting around?

Are you annoyed that getting the occassional file from a teamkilling computard who doesn't know how to pack an archive means you have to use protection every time?

If so (and you run Linux or similar) maybe archery is for you.

Here are some key features of "Archery":

Determine the program needed to extract the archive
Create a temporary directory
Extract the archive there
Rename the temporary directory to the base name of the archive if it was packed by a moron
Move the single file or directory out of the temporary space if it wasn't
Clean up after itself, so you don't have to move or delete useless directories
Immanentize the Eschaton
Inform you of the name of the single resulting file or directory, and its type



What's New in This Release:

Add usage information
Initial POD info

last updated on:
September 28th, 2007, 17:26 GMT
developed by:
Josh Jackson
license type:
MIT/X Consortium License 
ROOT \ System \ Archiving


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