One of the functional menu that make my life more easier with KDE 3 are the Compress and Extract Menu. With this function, I could make an archive or extract zip file with Konqueror without opening Ark for manually extract or compress the file. Now, I enjoy the KDE 4 on openSUSE 11.0, with Kwin desktop effect and a lot improvement in various area, but I still missing the above menu.
How to add the similar function to KDE 4 so we could compress some file or folder, or extract a zip file both in Dolphin and Konqueror ? Here is the tips :

  1. Download the plugin here :
    http://www.kde-apps.org/content/download.php?content=84206&id=1&tan=96989998
  2. Open konsole / terminal
  3. Extract the plugin
  4. Go to the extract folder
  5. Copy all of .desktop file into /usr/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus
  6. Copy the content of script folder into /usr/bin
  7. Test with dolphin or kde4

Compress and Extract
The above tips will make a system wide configuration. If you wish to make a local changes, just execute INSTALL_1.0.sh on the extract folder.
NOTE : The programs p7zip, bunzip2, bzip2, gzip, rar, unrar, tar, zip and unzip must be installed.
I don’t know if the function will be added into KDE 4.1 by default, but I hope so ;-)

2 thoughts on “Adding Extract and Compress Menu on KDE 4”
  1. I installed it in KDE 4.1, gave me some errors during install.sh, but after restarting KDE, it seems to works fine.

  2. I installed it in KDE 4.1, gave me some errors during install.sh, but after restarting KDE, it seems to works fine.

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