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database unbundle


codeql database unbundle <options>... -- <archive>


Extracts a CodeQL database archive.

This command extracts a CodeQL database archive created by codeql database bundle. It is similar to using unzip to extract the database, but performs better in certain scenarios (for instance, unzip is very slow on Windows) and supports additional options such as setting the name of the database extracted.



[Mandatory] Path to the CodeQL database archive to unzip.


The name to give the CodeQL database created. If not provided, this will match whatever name the database has in the archive.


The directory to unzip the CodeQL database in. If not provided, this will default to the current working directory.

Common options

-h, --help

Show this help text.


[Advanced] Give option to the JVM running the command.

(Beware that options containing spaces will not be handled correctly.)

-v, --verbose

Incrementally increase the number of progress messages printed.

-q, --quiet

Incrementally decrease the number of progress messages printed.


[Advanced] Explicitly set the verbosity level to one of errors, warnings, progress, progress+, progress++, progress+++. Overrides -v and -q.


[Advanced] Write detailed logs to one or more files in the given directory, with generated names that include timestamps and the name of the running subcommand.

(To write a log file with a name you have full control over, instead give --log-to-stderr and redirect stderr as desired.)

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