Cool Bash Decompression Script

I found this today at: http://linuxshellaccount.blogspot.com/2009/01/extracting-different-file-types-on.html

Courtesy of: Mike Tremell

This will uncompress just about any file type (add to ~/.bashrc):

function extract()
{
if [ -f “$1” ] ; then
case “$1” in
*.tar.bz2) tar xjf “$1” ;;
*.tar.gz) tar xzf “$1” ;;
*.tar.Z) tar xzf “$1” ;;
*.bz2) bunzip2 “$1” ;;
*.rar) unrar x “$1” ;;
*.gz) gunzip “$1” ;;
*.jar) unzip “$1” ;;
*.tar) tar xf “$1” ;;
*.tbz2) tar xjf “$1” ;;
*.tgz) tar xzf “$1” ;;
*.zip) unzip “$1” ;;
*.Z) uncompress “$1” ;;
*) echo “‘$1’ cannot be extracted.” ;;
esac
else
echo “‘$1’ is not a file.”
fi
}

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