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xfce:thunar:4.16:archive [2020/08/12 04:19]
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-====== thunar-archive-plugin ======+{{ :xfce:xfce.thunar.png?no link|}} 
 +====== Thunar - thunar-archive-plugin ======
  
-===== About =====+ 
 +  * **[[#Required packages|Required packages]]** 
 +  * **[[#Supported archive managers|Supported archive managers]]** 
 +  * **[[#Latest Release|Latest Release]]** 
 +  * **[[#Source Code Repository|Source Code Repository]]** 
 +  * **[[#Reporting Bugs|Reporting Bugs]]** 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Introduction =====
  
 The Thunar Archive Plugin allows you to create and extract archive files using the file context menus in the Thunar file manager. For example, to create a new archive, select the files and folders you want to add to the archive, right-click on one of the selected files and select {gui>Create Archive...} from the context menu. This will open the dialog shown below which allows you to specify the filename and type, target location and Other Options (if supported by the selected file type). The Thunar Archive Plugin allows you to create and extract archive files using the file context menus in the Thunar file manager. For example, to create a new archive, select the files and folders you want to add to the archive, right-click on one of the selected files and select {gui>Create Archive...} from the context menu. This will open the dialog shown below which allows you to specify the filename and type, target location and Other Options (if supported by the selected file type).
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 The Thunar Archive Plugin currently includes support for [[http://git.xfce.org/archive/xarchiver/|Xarchiver]], [[http://fileroller.sourceforge.net|File Roller]] and [[http://userbase.kde.org/Ark|Ark]], but support for other archive managers can easily added by installing a .tap wrapper script in addition to the .desktop file for that application (see the README file in the source tarball). The Thunar Archive Plugin currently includes support for [[http://git.xfce.org/archive/xarchiver/|Xarchiver]], [[http://fileroller.sourceforge.net|File Roller]] and [[http://userbase.kde.org/Ark|Ark]], but support for other archive managers can easily added by installing a .tap wrapper script in addition to the .desktop file for that application (see the README file in the source tarball).
 +
 +[[|Back to Top]]
 +----
 +
 +===== Required packages =====
 +
 +thunar-archive-plugin depends on the following packages:
 +
 + * Thunar 1.2.0 or above
 +
 +[[|Back to Top]]
 +----
 +
 +===== Supported archive managers =====
 +
 +thunar-archive-plugin currently supports file-roller (the GNOME archive manager)
 +and ark (the KDE archive manager), but support for additional archive managers
 +can be easily added.
 +
 +To add support for a new archive manager, all you need to do is to install
 +the ''.desktop'' file - with the list of supported mime types - for the archive
 +manager to the ''$(datadir)/applications/'' folder (as usual), and in addition,
 +install a ''.tap'' file to ''$(libexecdir)/thunar-archive-plugin/'', which provides
 +a wrapper script that invokes the archive manager with the appropriate
 +parameters for the actions "Create Archive", "Extract Here" and "Extract To".
 +
 +The ''.tap'' and ''.desktop'' files should have the same basename, otherwise the
 +thunar-archive-plugin is not able to find the appropriate ''.tap'' file for an
 +archive manager. For example, if the name of the ''.desktop'' file is ''ark.desktop'',
 +the ''.tap'' file must be named ''ark.tap''.
 +
 +See the ''scripts/'' directory for examples of how to create said ''.tap'' files. The
 +''template.tap'' file should provide a good starting point.
 +
 +Note that the thunar-archive-plugin takes the applications from the desktop
 +database, so after installing new archive managers in $prefix (i.e. /usr or
 +/usr/local), make sure to run:
 +
 + ''update-desktop-database $prefix/share/applications''
 +
 +Most modern package management systems will do this for you automatically, but if you are installing archive managers manually, you may need to run the above
 +command first, otherwise you will get an error message telling you that no
 +support archive managers were found on your system.
 +
 +[[|Back to Top]]
 +----
 +
 +===== Latest Release =====
 +{{rss>hhttps://archive.xfce.org/feeds/project/thunar-archive-plugin 1 date description 2h}}
 +
 +[[https://archive.xfce.org/src/thunar-plugins/thunar-archive-plugin|Previous Releases]]
 +
 +----
 +===== Source Code Repository =====
 +[[https://gitlab.xfce.org/thunar-plugins/thunar-archive-plugin|]]
 +
 +----
 +===== Reporting Bugs =====
 +  * **[[:xfce:thunar:thunar-archive-plugin:bugs|Reporting Bugs]]** -- Open bug reports and how to report new bugs