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Old 09-26-2009, 09:36 AM   #1
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Question extracting multiple files into subfolders

hi there,

i want to extract multiple .zip files into subfolders based on the name of the zip file. (like using the "extract to subfolders" function of winrar's explorer integration on win).
i tried ark's konqueror integration (kde 3.5 on a gentoo machine) wich offers such a feature. on win winrar handles the zip files in a sequential order (i.e. one zip file after another). ark did that paralelly. the problem now is that after the smallest of these zip files is finished all instances of ark are being killed automatically and the other zip files extraction is incomplete.
anyone got a solution to this? (e.g. a bash script to do the job?)
thx in advance!
Old 09-26-2009, 02:12 PM   #2
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A bash script? Try this one, that unzips all zip files that are in a single folder, each one in its folder. Then, directly from the command line, type:

for i in *.zip; do echo $i; mkdir "`basename "$i" .zip`"; unzip "$i" -d "`basename "$i" .zip`"; done

The script is full of " because of the possibility that filenames contain spaces.
Old 10-02-2009, 05:47 PM   #3
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thx a lot. exactly what i needed.


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