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From "Stefan Bodewig (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COMPRESS-195) Additional command-line utility classes
Date Sat, 28 Jul 2012 05:32:34 GMT


Stefan Bodewig commented on COMPRESS-195:

Might be a case of fixing COMPRESS-118 and using that with a thin CLI wrapper.  I like the
general idea.
> Additional command-line utility classes
> ---------------------------------------
>                 Key: COMPRESS-195
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Compress
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Sebb
>         Attachments:
> There is a Lister command-line utility which can be used to list the contents of any
> It might be useful to have corresponding simple extraction / creation utilities for archive
and compressed formats.
> For example:
> + archive contents of a directory (see attached)
> + extract archive into directory
> + compress/decompress files
> The existing Lister class is the only main() class at present, and is set as the default
entry point for the jar. This means users don't have to provide the class name on the command
> It would be useful to extend this feature to cover the other command-line utilities.
> For example, create a new Main class as the default entry point, but delegate to the
existing class if there are 1 or two parameters.
> Otherwise, delegate to the appropriate new utility class, e.g. based on a command-line
> Users would still be able to invoke the individual classes directly.

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