Unpack automates the process of extracting source tarballs to a fixed location. By default, it will extract the tarballs to either $HOME/src or /tmp. It first checks that the tarball will create its own subdirectory, and if not, unpack creates a directory based on the tarball filename. Unpack is written in Perl and was developed for Linux, but should run unmodified on most Unix-based systems, although a recent version of GNU tar is recommended.
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