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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 Costa

       Lauri Watts
	   Initial version of Ark man page.

       Raphael Kubo da Costa
	   Update Ark man page.

K Desktop Environment 2.19 (KD	  2013-08-23				ARK(1)


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