ARK(1) KDE User s Manual ARK(1)

NAME ark - A KDE archiving tool

SYNOPSIS ark [--extract--extract-to--add--add-to--guess-name] [folder] [files] [archive] [KDE Generic Options] [Qt Generic Options]

DESCRIPTION Ark is a program for managing various archive formats within the KDE environment. Archives can be viewed, extracted, created and modified from within Ark. The program can handle various formats such as tar, gzip, bzip2, zip, rar and lha (if appropriate command-line programs are installed). Ark can work closely with Konqueror in the KDE environment to handle archives, if you install the Konqueror Integration plugin available in the kdeaddons package.

OPTIONS --extract Open extract dialog, quit when finished

--extract-to folder archive Extract archive to folder. Quit when finished. folder will be created if it does not exist.

--add files Ask for the name of the archive to add files to. Quit when fin- ished.

--add-to files archive Add files to archive. Quit when finished. archive will be creat- ed if it does not exist.

--guess-name folder archive Used with --extract-to. When specified, archive will be extract- ed to a subfolder of folder whose name will be the name of archive without the filename extension.

ENVIRONMENT $PATH The commandline programs to deal with the archives you wish to handle in Ark must be available in your $PATH.

EXAMPLES ark --extract-to --guess-name . An-Archive.tar.bz2 Will extract An-Archive.tar.bz2 into a folder named An-Archive in the current directory.

ark --add-to *.jpg pictures.tar.bz2 Add all files ending in *.jpg to an archive named pic- tures.tar.bz2, creating it if it doesnt already exist.

SEE ALSO tar(1), gzip(1), bzip2(1), zip(1), rar(1), lha(1)

More detailed user documentation is available from help:/ark (either enter this URL into Konqueror, or run khelpcenter help:/ark).

AUTHORS Ark is maintained by Henrique Pinto <>

This man page was written by Lauri Watts <> for KDE 3.4.

AUTHOR Lauri Watts.

K Desktop Environment February 25, 2005 ARK(1)