Extract Archive

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Extracts files from the archive passed as input. Many archive formats are supported, including zip, rar, tar.gz, tar.bz2, tar, gzip, cpio, cab, and iso archives.

Score
Stage
Prompt
Type
4
4/5

Information

Parameters

Extract [Archive]

Input

(File) Archive

Result

Files

Comments

Known to most people as “unzipping” a .zip file, this is a powerful action to use when trying to compress files.

This and “Make Archive” give Shortcuts lots of power to zip up a set of files before sharing, or give anyone the ability to extract a variety of archive types right on their iPhone or iPad.

Try extracting an archive and saving all the files into a new location (rather than in-place, as Files does by default).

Details

Score
4/5
Date Added
18/10/2016
Stage
Type
Identifier
is.workflow.actions.unzip

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