Extracting the contents of a (possibly compressed) archive file is a task I need to perform very often.
Depending on what method of compression and archive format the author of an archive file chose, I need to use one of the
7z commands (and there are probably others I haven't encountered, or that I have encountered but I can't think of right now), each with a slightly different command-line syntax.
It would be nice to have a single command that can handle all of these formats. Is there one?
Note that I don't necessarily expect a single tool to know about and handle all of the formats. I'd be perfectly happy with a tool that just provides a uniform interface, and plugins/connectors that provide support for the various formats.