DTRX is an open source application which is probably more useful for home/office users rather than server users, but I still found it a useful tool to have, to save time.

DTRX stands for “Do The Right Extraction”, all the application does effectively is act as a proxy between your request to extract a file and the actual extraction taking place. The application can handle archive files such as tar, zip, cpio, deb, rpm, gem, 7z, cab, lzh, rar, gz, bz2, lzma and xz.

This means that no matter what type of archive you download you can simpy use the dtrx application with it and you’ll always get the files uncompressed, you don’t even need to pass any flags with the application depending on the different type of archive.

Take the hassle out of uncompressing archives with dtrx http://brettcsmith.org/2007/dtrx/ :-) .

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