Skip to main content

A small tool for recursively extracting nested tar archives.

Project description

What is a nested tar archive?

It is a tar archive containing other tar archives which may further contain many more tar archives (and so on…)

So what does this program do?

It extracts tar archives recursively. It can extract the following tar archives - .tar, .tgz, .tbz, .tb2, .tar.gz, .tar.bz2

What’s different in this?

Ordinary extractors normally just extract a tar archive once, ie they won’t extract any other tar archives (if any) that are present in it. If it has more tar archives and you want to extract them too, then you have to yourself extract each of these archives. This can be a real headache if there are many tar archives (and are nested many levels deep). I have tried to make this thing easy using this tool.

How to access it from terminal?

You can access it from the terminal using the command - extractnested.py tar1.tar [tar2.tar …]

Project details


Release history Release notifications | RSS feed

This version

1.1

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for nested.tar.archives.extractor, version 1.1
Filename, size File type Python version Upload date Hashes
Filename, size nested.tar.archives.extractor-1.1 [python 2.x].tar.gz (4.6 kB) File type Source Python version None Upload date Hashes View

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing Datadog Datadog Monitoring Facebook / Instagram Facebook / Instagram PSF Sponsor Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Object Storage and Download Analytics Huawei Huawei PSF Sponsor Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor NVIDIA NVIDIA PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Salesforce Salesforce PSF Sponsor Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page