Binary package “atool” in ubuntu hardy
A tool for managing file archives of various types
atool is a script for managing file archives of various types (tar,
tar+gzip, zip etc). The main command is probably aunpack,
extracting files from an archive. It overcomes the dreaded "multiple
files in archive root" problem by first extracting to a unique
subdirectory, and then moving back the files if possible. aunpack
also prevents local files from being overwritten by mistake.
Other commands provided are apack (create archives), als (list files
in archives), and acat (extract files to standard out).