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ark: Extract a specific archive into the current directory.
$ ark --batch ${path-to-archive}
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The command "ark --batch ${path-to-archive}" is used to perform a batch operation on a compressed archive file using the "ark" utility.

Here's a breakdown of the command:

  • "ark" refers to the name of the utility or program being executed.
  • "--batch" is an option or flag that instructs the utility to perform a batch operation on the specified archive file.
  • "${path-to-archive}" is a placeholder that should be replaced with the actual path to the compressed archive file you want to perform the batch operation on. The path can be absolute (e.g., /path/to/archive.tar.gz) or relative to the current directory (e.g., ./

By running this command, the "ark" utility will perform the specified batch operation on the archive file at the provided path. The exact nature of the batch operation will depend on the specific functionality and features offered by the "ark" utility, which can vary between different software versions or implementations.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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