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Old 01-17-2014, 08:52 AM   #1
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How to extract all files on a directory and delete all files?


Hi, I download a lot of scene releases and they all come on rar files. Example: downloading an entire season of a tv show. The download is something like this:
Best.TV.Show.Ever.S01 (main directory)
->Best.TV.Show.Ever.S01E01 (sub-directory)
->Best.TV.Show.Ever.S01E02 (sub-directory)
->Best.TV.Show.Ever.S01E03 (sub-directory)
->Best.TV.Show.Ever.S01E04 (sub-directory)
->Best.TV.Show.Ever.S01E05 (sub-directory)
->Best.TV.Show.Ever.S01E06 (sub-directory)

Currently, I navigate through all directories and extract the episodes one by one. Then, I watch the episode and delete the files. Is there an easy way to extract all files and remove them automatically? Extracting one by one manually can be pretty boring and annoying. Thanks and sorry for my bad english.

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Old 01-17-2014, 09:30 AM   #2
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So there is one .rar file in each of those sub-directories and you want to extract each of them and then remove the .rar files and sub-directories?

If so, I think something like this should do it (I don't know the syntax for unrar, so I'm guessing on that.):
Code:
$ cd Best.TV.Show.Ever.S01
$ for DIR in `find . -type d`; do
> unrar $DIR/*.rar
> rm $DIR/*.rar
> rmdir $DIR
> done
Dave
 
Old 01-17-2014, 12:01 PM   #3
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Hmm, here is how they look like
http://i.imgur.com/kcKzT9v.jpg

EDIT: TO extract one has to use "unrar e" on the part 1 archive, then the others will be extracted too.

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Old 01-17-2014, 01:18 PM   #4
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OK. In that case, perhaps this:

Code:
$ cd Best.TV.Show.Ever.S01
$ for DIR in `find . -type d`; do
> unrar e $DIR/*01.rar
> rm $DIR/*
> rmdir $DIR
> done
 
Old 01-17-2014, 03:19 PM   #5
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Won't that exclude all files (including the extracted one?). Actually, won't it exclude the directory too?
 
Old 01-18-2014, 09:55 AM   #6
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It worked
Is there a way to do it but keep the directories?
 
Old 01-19-2014, 06:42 AM   #7
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Hi,

Sorry to not have replied earlier; been traveling.

Glad it worked. To keep the directories, just take out the line that reads
Code:
rmdir $DIR
As for your worry that it would have excluded files, I'm assuming perhaps you were concerned by the "-type d". That option tells the find command to list directories (as opposed to all files). The lines output from the find command are then sequentially assigned to DIR for the execution of the for loop.

Dave

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Old 01-19-2014, 08:27 AM   #8
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Thanks for the help What I was asking is that even if I don't remove the directories all the files are extracted to the main folder (instead of their respective folders). I used to use RARZombie for that (a java applet but, even know it is a java app, I can't get it working - it runs but it doesn't extract).

EDIT: nevermind, just had to replace "e" (to extract to the current folder) for "x" (to keep the full path). Thread is solved, many thanks
EDIT2: Actually it didn't work

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Old 01-19-2014, 07:21 PM   #9
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Oh, sorry. I thought you had wanted to delete the sub-folders initially, which is why I wrote it to extract to the main subdirectory.

If you want to end up with the extracted episodes in the sub-folders, then probably this:

Code:
$ cd Best.TV.Show.Ever.S01
$ for DIR in `find . -type d`; do
> cd $DIR
> unrar e *01.rar
> rm *.rar *.nfo *.sfv
> cd ..
> done
I think that should delete the .rar files as well as the .nfo and .sfv files, but leave the extracted files in their respective sub-dirs.

Happy to help.

Dave

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Old 01-21-2014, 11:55 AM   #10
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Thank you very much
 
  


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