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@@ -7,10 +7,10 @@ cleanly extract many archive types
:Author: Brett Smith <email@example.com>
- dtrx 6.5 is copyright © 2006-2009 Brett Smith and others. Feel free to
+ dtrx 7.1 is copyright © 2006-2011 Brett Smith and others. Feel free to
send comments, bug reports, patches, and so on. You can find the latest
version of dtrx on its home page at
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@ cleanly extract many archive types
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program; if not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
:Manual section: 1
@@ -41,8 +41,8 @@ DESCRIPTION
dtrx extracts archives in a number of different formats; it currently
supports tar, zip (including self-extracting .exe files), cpio, rpm, deb,
-gem, 7z, cab, rar, and InstallShield files. It can also decompress files
-compressed with gzip, bzip2, lzma, or compress.
+gem, 7z, cab, rar, lzh, and InstallShield files. It can also decompress
+files compressed with gzip, bzip2, lzma, xz, or compress.
In addition to providing one command to handle many different archive
types, dtrx also aids the user by extracting contents consistently. By
@@ -55,6 +55,11 @@ arguments. For example::
$ dtrx coreutils-5.*.tar.gz
+You may specify URLs as arguments as well. If you do, dtrx will use `wget
+-c` to download the URL to the current directory and then extract what it
+downloads. This may fail if you already have a file in the current
+directory with the same name as the file you're trying to download.
@@ -108,12 +113,11 @@ dtrx supports a number of options to mandate specific behavior:
- Suppress warning messages. Listing this option twice will cause dtrx to
- be silent.
+ Suppress warning messages. List this option twice to make dtrx silent.
- Show the files that are being extracted. Listing this option twice will
- cause dtrx to print debugging information.
+ Show the files that are being extracted. List this option twice to
+ print debugging information.
Display basic help.