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Extract archive


KDE Service Menu

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Extract archive

Extract archive

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Downloads:  2232
Submitted:  May 13 2007
Updated:  May 15 2007


Extract any archive file that ark is capable to read + ACE files.

You can chose to extract here, or in a subdirectory. In that case, it asks you the name of the subdirectory where you want to extract, and suggests you the archive name by default.

To install, simply extract, and move the 2 files in ~/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus

It's highly recommended to download the latest version of unace on www.winace.com and to run this command line in the unace directory location :
sudo mv unace /usr/bin/unace
More informations : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FileCompression#head-033d70db4563be031697f1dc5bfef07586805826

It looks like ark kde integration, but works for all archive file types, including ace. And it's easier to change the subdirectory name.

If you want translation to be added, post me comments.

Enjoy !



001 ==> thanks to shirka, extract archive path is now "test" for an "test.tar.bz2" file
002 ==> Name that appears in the menu is now "Extract archive" as suggested by dovidhalevi to differentiate with ark

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 Small improvement

 by shirka on: May 14 2007
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This patch for extract archive to path like this:
"test.tar.bz2" to "test" dir
Without this patch:
"test.tar.bz2" to "test.tar" dir


--- extract_archive-old.sh 2007-05-13 19:07:04.000000000 -0300
+++ extract_archive-new.sh 2007-05-14 08:23:00.000000000 -0300
@@ -11,6 +11,14 @@
ext=`echo $ext | tr -s A-Z a-z` # in case extension is .ACE

+ext2=`echo $ext2 | tr -s A-Z a-z`
+if [ $ext2 = "tar" ]
+ nameext=$nameext2
if [ $option = "-here" ];

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 Re: Small improvemen

 by Topazz on: May 14 2007
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Thanks very much. Works perfectly. It's now included in the script v1.11

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 I have two of them

 by dovidhalevi on: May 14 2007
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One with submenus:
extract to ...
extract here
no icon

One with submenus
extract to ...
extract to <filenamed directory>
extract here
with icon.

Only one copy of the shell and desktop file in the $KDEDIR/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus

No extra copy in the ~/.kde ...

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 Re: I have two of th

 by Topazz on: May 14 2007
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The other submenu is the ark one.
I've changed the name to "Extract archive" to differentiate.
Read the description to see what's different from the ark menu.
If you want to desactivate ark menu, open ark, go into configuration -> General and desactivate the konqueror integration.
But it can be useful to keep it if you want to compress using ark in konqueror.

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 Re: Re: I have two of th

 by dovidhalevi on: May 15 2007
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But they call theirs "extract archive"

I installed the latest. Did not seem to change anything.

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 Re: Re: Re: I have t

 by Topazz on: May 15 2007
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I have changed the screenshot to show you wich submenu concern this service menu.
You should have only one "extract archive" submenu.
You can send me your screenshot so that I can understand better your problem :
mfaya (at) free (dot) fr

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: I have t

 by dovidhalevi on: May 16 2007
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This one in your screenshot has the two alternatives. The second one "extract" has three. I thought this was in fact yours (because of the patch for the filename.tar....

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 Finally Tried Yours

 by dovidhalevi on: May 17 2007
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I copied the two files to the main $KDEDIR/share/apps .....
I have no such items in my

However, the thing is looking to the .kde subdirectory for the script.

So I guess this is a bug :-)

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 Re: Finally Tried Yo

 by Topazz on: May 19 2007
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Sorry, I realy don't understand what you meen.
Could you send me a screenshot on my mail ?
Thanks in advance

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 Re: Re: Finally Tried Yo

 by dovidhalevi on: May 20 2007
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I do not have a handy screengrabber. However, the error messages was that it could not find ~/.kde/share .... extract_archive.sh

I did not place either file there. Both are on my /opt/kdedir/share ....

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 Improvement too :)

 by nitio on: Aug 28 2007
Score 50%

I always enjoyed the option to extract to a subdirectory. Makes it easier to avoid compressed files that don't have subdirectories. (Sorry about the patch for the .desktop - it seems more like the whole file ;)

--- extract_archive.sh 2007-05-14 15:42:04.000000000 -0300
+++ extract_archive-new.sh 2007-08-27 22:34:18.000000000 -0300
@@ -23,6 +23,9 @@
if [ $option = "-here" ];
+elif [ $option = "-subdir" ];
+ dir_to_extract="$directory/${nameext%.*}"
dir_to_extract="$directory/`kdialog --title "Extract to..." --inputbox "In wich sub directory you want to extract ?" "${nameext%.*}"`";

--- extract_archive.desktop 2007-05-14 15:42:35.000000000 -0300
+++ extract_archive-new.desktop 2007-08-27 22:34:27.000000000 -0300
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
X-KDE-Submenu=Extract archive
X-KDE-Submenu[fr]=Extraire l'archive
@@ -16,6 +16,11 @@
Exec=~/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus/extract_archive.sh "%n" "%u" "%d"

+[Desktop Action extract_archive_sub]
+Name=Extract to subdirectory
+Exec=~/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus/extract_archive.sh "%n" "%u" "%d" -subdir
[Desktop Action extract_archive_here]
Name=Extract here
Name[fr]=Extraire ici

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 Works great

 by boralyl on: Aug 31 2007
Score 50%

Thanks, I didn't like how Dolphin had an extract to menu for tar.gz, but not tar, which is what most of my archives are. Changed the konqueror directory to dolphin and it works splendid.

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