'x' - EXTRACT FILES FROM ARCHIVE(S) [PATH PRESERVATION] This extract command is used to extract files from an archive. It differs from the "e" extract command in that path names and directory structure are preserved by default. For example, if one were to extract files from an archive, and a file named "mydir/subdir/myfile" were present in the archive, then the file "mydir/subdir/myfile" would be created. If the "mydir/subdir" directory did not already exist, then it would first be created. Note that using the -x0 parameter with this command causes this command to behave in exactly the same was as the 'e' extract command.