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e (Extract) command

e (Extract) command

Extracts files from an archive to the current directory or to the output directory. The output directory can be specified by -o (Set Output Directory) switch.

This command copies all extracted files to one directory. If you want extract files with full paths, you must use x (Extract with full paths) command.

7-Zip will prompt the user before overwriting existing files unless the user specifies the -y (Assume Yes on all queries) switch. If the user gives a no answer, 7-Zip will prompt for the file to be extracted to a new filename. Then a no answer skips that file; or, yes prompts for new filename.

7-Zip accepts the following responses:

Answer Abbr. Action
Yes y  
No n  
Always a Assume YES for ALL subsequent queries of the same class
Skip s Assume NO for ALL subsequent queries of the same class
Quit q Quit the program

Abbreviated responses are allowed.

Examples


7z e archive.zip

extracts all files from archive archive.zip to the current directory.


7z e archive.zip -oc:\soft *.cpp -r

extracts all *.cpp files from archive archive.zip to c:\soft folder.

Notes

7-Zip doesn't use the system wildcard parser. 7-Zip doesn't follow the archaic rule by which *.* means any file. 7-Zip treats *.* as matching the name of any file that has an extension. To process all files, you must use a * wildcard.

Switches that can be used with this command

-ai (Include archives)
-an (Disable parsing of archive_name)
-ao (Overwrite mode)
-ax (Exclude archives)
-i (Include)
-o (Set Output Directory)
-p (Set Password)
-r (Recurse)
-si (use StdIn)
-sni (Store NT security information)
-sns (Store NTFS alternate Streams)
-so (use StdOut)
-spf (Use fully qualified file paths)
-t (Type of archive)
-x (Exclude)
-y (Assume Yes on all queries)

See also

Commands: x (Extract with full paths)