NOTE: If you like this idea, you really should try the unp.

(Experimental) Pytar

Cause I’ll never remember a valid tar command.


I don’t know if its a good or bad idea, but I’m doing anyway.


Well, for now:

  • Extracting tar files without having to remember those commands.

    # pytar $ACTION $TARGET
    $ pytar extract my-tar-file.tar


  • Using PIP.

    $ pip install pytar --pre

See –pre flag on PIP documentation.