wpkg --control | -e

Short Hand

wpkg -e

Options Comments
--admindir Define the administration directory, where the database of the installed packages resides.
--debug Define a set of flags of things to print out for debug purposes.
--instdir Define the installation directory, where the data files are installed on the target.
--quiet Not used.
--root Define the installation root path.
--verbose Display filenames as files get extracted.

The --control command extracts the control.tar.gz file from a package. If you specify the name of a directory after the name of the package, the files in the control.tar.gz file will automatically be extracted in that directory.

By default, the command is quiet. If you extract the files in a directory, then you can use the --verbose option to get the list of files being extracted.

The extraction of files is safe even if the archive includes file names that start with / (i.e. file to be extracted in your root folder) or that include a ".." because all the files will always appear under the specified directory.

Note that only regular files and symbolic links are extracted. Other files are ignored.