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Unix commands to unzip a bunch of zip files scattered in folders (and other requirements)?

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I need to extract a bunch of zip files, but I have requirements.

The zip files are scattered in various folder like this

  • base_folder/
  • base_folder/batch_1/
  • base_folder/batch_1/
  • base_folder/batch_2/
  • base_folder/batch_2/
  • base_folder/batch_2/
  • base_folder/big_batch/batch_a/
  • base_folder/big_batch/batch_a/
  • base_folder/big_batch/batch_b/

I want to extract the files to another folder and keep the same folder structure

  • base_folder/extracted/
  • base_folder/extracted/batch_1/file_1
  • base_folder/extracted/batch_1/file_2
  • base_folder/extracted/batch_2/file_2_1
  • base_folder/extracted/batch_2/file_2_2
  • base_folder/extracted/batch_2/file_2_1
  • base_folder/extracted/big_batch/batch_a/file_a_1
  • base_folder/extracted/big_batch/batch_a/file_a_2
  • base_folder/extracted/big_batch/batch_b/file_b

I want to extract everything in the zip file except for files that have certain extensions

  • file - OK
  • file.exe - OK
  • file.xml - OK
  • file.txt - Not OK
  • file.xls - Not OK

Is this possible with a few Unix commands? If it isn't entirely possible, what is the closest I can do?
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