unpack is a tool which claims to extract every archive. New entrys can be easily added.

Similar Projects

Too be honest with you, the idea is not new, here are 2 (earlier) implementations of the idea. (Homepages to that projects are down)

Both of them are also available as Debian Package (but directly in stable), so they might be better for you.


The Project started in at.linux by Andreas Wiese, see here. The Reason why I use it and go on extend it are:

Get it!

The latest Skript is available here! Just copy and paste it or cut of the html header.

The latest version is 1.0, download the .gz file..
A Debian Package is also available.


I hope you can find the tool useful, contact me! It would be nice if you send me new entrys. You don't have to send patch, just send something like that: (*.zoo is the extension, unzoo "$i" is what to do).
     unzoo "$i"
Fr Jul 30 13:54:24 CEST 2021
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