From: Timothy Knox Date: 21:20 on 25 Feb 2008 Subject: unrar is hateful Okay, for those of you for whom the above is not sufficient, let me elaborate: I use the following idiom to expand archives of various sorts: $ unzip archive.zip && rm archive.zip $ gunzip archive.gz && rm archive.gz $ bunzip2 archive.bz2 && rm archive.bz2 So good, so far. However, unrar, in its transcendent hatefulness, doesn't work that way. Oh no, of course not! No, the magic invocation is: $ unrar x archive.rar && rm archive.rar Fine, I generally remember to type the extra 'x', but what happens when I omit it? unrar helpfully prints out an error/usage message. That's nice. Helpful, even. But then it returns a 0 status code. That's not so NICE! You didn't succeed, you moronic program! You FAILED to do what I asked! And thanks to your deceitful ways, I've just wiped out the archive, and now must re-download it! AARGH!
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