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ark: Extract an archive into a specific directory.
$ ark --batch --destination ${path-to-directory} ${path-to-archive}
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The command "ark --batch --destination ${path-to-directory} ${path-to-archive}" is used to extract or compress files and directories using the Ark program.

Here is the breakdown of each component of the command:

  • "ark" is the command to run the Ark program.
  • "--batch" is an option that tells Ark to perform the operation without requiring user input or confirmation. It allows the command to be executed in batch mode without any interactions.
  • "--destination" is another option followed by the specified path to the directory where the extracted or compressed files will be placed. This indicates the target directory where the operation will be performed.
  • "${path-to-directory}" is a placeholder that needs to be replaced with the actual path to the destination directory. It represents the location on your system where you want the extracted files to be placed.
  • "${path-to-archive}" is also a placeholder that needs to be replaced with the actual path to the archive file to be extracted or compressed. It represents the location of the archive file on your system.

To use the command, you need to replace both "${path-to-directory}" and "${path-to-archive}" with the appropriate paths for your situation. For example, if you want to extract a file named "archive.tar.gz" located in the home directory into the /documents folder, you can use the command "ark --batch --destination /documents ~/archive.tar.gz".

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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