[Linux4christians] ZIP & RAR files in Debian
david at fierbaugh.org
Thu Jun 22 10:18:20 EDT 2006
On Tuesday 20 June 2006 14:06, Tony Gulyas wrote:
> Hello ...
> I have a question about unpacking .zip and .rar files in debian sarge.
> Is there one particular utility that handles these files well over all
> other utilities and if so how do I handle these files in linux?
> I noticed that KDE Konqueror opens zip files okay but then I cannot unpack
> the file from within Konqueror.
> Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
From Konqueror, the archiving functions are handled by right clicking. Normal
left clicking will simply open the archive and enter it as a directory. If
there's a KIO slave for it, then you can browse (not all programs support
this, gimp for exmple sometimes fails opening files from within an archive),
and perform extraction from the menu you get by right clicking.
Can't help you with the package name for RAR on Debian, but I would expect to
find it in the standard repository. Take a look at rarsoft.com, where you
can get the source.
To see if it's already installed, run '$ rar -v'.
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