ark - KDE archiving tool
[-b] [-a] [-e] [-O] [-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 installed).
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 operation.
-o, --destination directory
Default the extraction directory to
directory. If not passed, the current path is used.
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
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 file supplied.
Archive contents will be read, and if detected
to not be a single folder archive, a subfolder by the name of the archive will
Open the destination folder when the
extraction is complete.
Will extract archive.tar.bz2 into the
current directory without showing any GUI.
ark -b -d
Will first show an extraction options dialog
and then extract both archive.tar.bz2 and archive2.zip into the
directory chosen in the dialog.
Will create my-archive.zip if does not
exist and then add photo1.jpg and text.txt to it.
Ark is currently maintained by Elvis Angelaccio
Initial version of Ark man page in 2005.
Raphael Kubo da Costa
Update of Ark man page in 2009.
Update of Ark man page in 2015 and 2016.