I have a recursive directory structure which contains a lot of RAR files. I have been using this
unrar command to extract all contained files into the current working directory:
unrar e -r -o- *.rar
This is fine. How ever, some RAR files contain other RAR files, which are extracted by the above command. The problem is that the contents of these extracted RAR files do not get extracted, as the extracted RAR's are not part of the initial search.
How to go about this? I do not want to delete the first part of RAR files and do a new search. I'm not very fluent in Bash (or
#!/bin/sh -xu which is the shebang of the script) but I'm thinking I want to save the file names of the first search and exclude them in the second command. (Max depth is RAR in RAR.) If there is not any more elegant solution?
Thank you in advance, Viktor.
Trying the solution proposed by @icarus:
mkdir unrar cd unrar unrar e -r -o- ../*.rar set -- *.rar [ -e "$1" ] && unrar e -r -o- *.rar