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Bash script: remove extension from file name

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http://stackoverflow.com – I have the following bash script: tar -zxvf $1 cd $1 It should extract the archive file and enter the directory that was created. Typically, package archive file creates directory with the same name, as the file, without extension, for example, mpc-1.0.1.tar.gz creates mpc-1.0.1 directory. How can I change the line cd $1 to get directory name? Archive files have several extensions: tar.gz, tat.xz, tar.bz2. (HowTos)