ark - KDE archiving tool
ark [-b] [-a] [-e] [-c] [-f suffix] [-p] [-t file] [-d] [-o directory]
[KDE Generic Options] [Qt Generic Options]
Ark is a program for managing various compressed file formats within
KDE. Archives can be viewed, extracted, created and modified with Ark.
The program can handle various formats such as tar, gzip, bzip2, zip,
rar (when the appropriate libraries or command-line programs are
Ark can be used either as a stand-alone GUI program as well as a
command-line program in order to perform some specific tasks.
If invoked without the -b (--batch) or -c (--add) options, Ark is
started as a normal GUI program.
When the -b (--batch) option is used, Ark can be used to extract the
contents of one or more files directly from the command-line, without
launching its GUI.
When the -c (--add) option is used, Ark prompts for files that should
be added to a new archive or to an existing archive.
Show a dialog for specifying the options for a batch or add
-o, --destination directory
Default the extraction directory to directory. If not passed,
the current path is used.
Options for adding files
Query the user for an archive filename and add specified files
to it. Quit when finished.
-t, --add-to filename
Add the specified files to filename. Create archive if it does
not exist. Quit when finished.
Change the current directory to the first entry and add all
other entries relative to this one.
-f, --autofilename suffix
Automatically choose a filename, with the selected suffix (for
example rar, tar.gz, zip or any other supported types).
Options for batch extraction
Use the batch interface instead of the usual dialog. This option
is implied if more than one url is specified.
The destination argument will be set to the path of the first
Archive contents will be read, and if detected to not be a
single folder archive, a subfolder by the name of the archive
will be created.
ark --batch archive.tar.bz2
Will extract archive.tar.bz2 into the current directory without
showing any GUI.
ark -b -d archive.tar.bz2 archive2.zip
Will first show an extraction options dialog and then extract
both archive.tar.bz2 and archive2.zip into the directory chosen
in the dialog.
ark --add-to my-archive.zip photo1.jpg text.txt
Will create my-archive.zip if does not exist and then add
photo1.jpg and text.txt to it.
Ark is currently maintained by Harald Hvaal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
and Raphael Kubo da Costa <email@example.com>.
This man page was first written by Lauri Watts <firstname.lastname@example.org> in 2005
for KDE 3.4, and was later updated in 2009 by Raphael Kubo da Costa
Lauri Watts, Raphael Kubo da Costa.