Dancepill is a fast extract script for Bash.

The problem

You want to extract directory fast. Using midnight commander or other extraction tools is very slow. Use dancepill, in your .bashrc do:

source path/to/your/git/clone/e

Logout or source it in your current terminal and start extracting:

e tarball.tar.gz
e tarball.tar.bzip2
e tarball.xz
e whatever

Please note the script introduces function "e"; stands for "extract" ;-)

Additional features

If the archive does not contain only one file or directory, dancepill will create an extra directory for you. No more extracted junk in the current directory!


This is PUBLIC DOMAIN, do what you need to do. Pull requests appreciated!