Wget Steckerhalter's ƛ

Download and unzip in one command

With tar it is possible to do something like this:

wget -O- http://example.com/my.tar.gz | tar xvz

This downloads and extracts the archive in one go which is of course faster than having to first download and then extract the contents. I have been annoyed that this didn’t seem possible with zip files. But today I found a “trick” for exactly that: