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Unzip or Unrar Many Files at Once in Linux

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If you've got a directory with dozens of zipped or rar'd files, you can run a single command to unzip them all in one step, thanks to the power of the bash shell.

For this task, we'll use bash's for loop command structure. Replace <var> with a variable name, and <list> with either a command that outputs a list or an explicit list.

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