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Easy extraction of archives collections

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Easy-extract try to be a simple and universal multipart unarchiver, it is designed to extract and repair collections of many archives format (rar, zip, xtm) in one command line.

Very usefull when you grab on Usenet and you have many archives in differents directory.


Before you start using easy-extract, you must install these softwares :

  • unrar-free

  • 7zip-full

  • par2

Then use easy_install:

$ easy_install easy-extract


Usage: easy_extract [options] [directory]…


show program’s version number and exit

-h, --help

show this help message and exit

-f, --force

Do not prompt confirmation message

-n, --not-repair

Do not try to repair archives on errors

-c, --repair-only

Do only a check and repair operation

-r, --recursive

Find archives recursively

-k, --keep

Do not delete archives on success

-x, --no-index

Do not index the extracted files

Simply run easy_extract in the directory where the collections are:

$ easy_extract

To find archives recursively in a directory:

$ easy_extract -r my_archives/

All the archives found will be prompted, then confirm the extraction. Go make a coffee, the script will do the rest ! Easy_extract will handle the repair if the archives are corrupted.


If you want to reuse the code to find archives you can do something like that :

>>> from easy_extract.archive_finder import ArchiveFinder
>>> from easy_extract.archives.rar import RarArchive
>>> archive_finder = ArchiveFinder('./my_path/', recursive=True, archive_classes=[RarArchive,])
>>> archive_finder.archives
... [<easy_extract.archives.rar.RarArchive object at 0x...>, <easy_extract.archives.rar.RarArchive object at 0x...>]

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