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  1. ouch is a command line tool designed to quickly analyze and debug Unix shell scripts.
  2. It provides interactive shell tracing, making it easier to understand script execution and identify issues.
  3. With the help of colorful and dynamic output, ouch highlights each command executed, along with its exit status.
  4. It allows users to step through the execution of a shell script, pausing at each command to examine its output.
  5. ouch offers various powerful debugging commands, such as conditional breakpoints and the ability to set variables interactively.
  6. It supports tracing subshells, capturing terminal input/output, and displaying command substitution, making it a comprehensive tool for shell script analysis.
  7. The tool provides a robust search functionality, allowing users to easily find specific commands or patterns within the script.
  8. It also supports scripting and automation by taking command line arguments, enabling users to customize their debugging workflows.
  9. ouch is an open-source tool, which means it is freely available for use, modification, and contribution.
  10. It can greatly aid developers, sysadmins, and shell script enthusiasts in identifying and resolving issues in their scripts quickly and efficiently.

List of commands for ouch:

  • ouch:tldr:33361 ouch: Decompress a file to a specific location.
    $ ouch decompress ${path-to-archive-tar-xz} --dir ${path-to-directory}
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  • ouch:tldr:6b480 ouch: Compress files.
    $ ouch compress ${filename1 filename2 ---} ${path-to-archive-zip}
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  • ouch:tldr:fe1cf ouch: Decompress a specific file.
    $ ouch decompress ${path-to-archive-tar-xz}
    try on your machine
    explain this command
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