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

       ark - KDE archiving tool

       ark [-b] [-a] [-e] [-c] [-f suffix] [-p] [-t file] [-d] [-o directory]
	   [KDE Generic Options] [Qt(TM) 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.

       -d, --dialog
	   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
       -c, --add
	   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.

       -p, --changetofirstpath
	   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
       b, --batch
	   Use the batch interface instead of the usual dialog. This option is
	   implied if more than one url is specified.

       -e, --autodestination
	   The destination argument will be set to the path of the first file

       -a, --autosubfolder
	   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

       ark --batch archive.tar.bz2
	   Will extract archive.tar.bz2 into the current directory without
	   showing any GUI.

       ark -b -d archive.tar.bz2
	   Will first show an extraction options dialog and then extract both
	   archive.tar.bz2 and into the directory chosen in the

       ark --add-to photo1.jpg text.txt
	   Will create if does not exist and then add
	   photo1.jpg and text.txt to it.

       Ark is currently maintained by Harald Hvaal<> and
       Raphael Kubo da Costa<>.

       This man page was first written by Lauri Watts<> in 2005
       for KDE 3.4, and was later updated in 2009 by Raphael Kubo da

       Lauri Watts <>

       Raphael Kubo da Costa <>

K Desktop Environment 2.13 (KD	  2009-09-10				ARK(1)

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