Chapter 3. Using Ark in the Filemanager

Clicking with the right mouse button on an archive in a filemanager like Dolphin or Konqueror displays a context menu with an item Open with Ark. The menu has these additional items to extract an archive using Ark:

  • Extract Archive Here, Autodetect Subfolder creates a subfolder in the folder with the archive and extracts the folders and files into it.

  • Extract Archive To... works like in Ark.

  • Extract Archive Here extracts the content of the archive into same folder.

Dolphin's or Konqueror's context menu for a selection displays these actions in the Compress submenu:

  • Here creates a Tar archive (gzip-compressed) in the current folder with the extension .tar.gz.

  • As ZIP Archive, As RAR Archive or As ZIP/TAR Archive creates these archive types in the current folder.

  • Compress To... opens a dialog where you can select folder, name and archive type.