Hi up until now I have only ever used the right click menu option in KDE to make and extract compressed archives. However since upgrading to KDE 3.3 all of my right click options to create and extract compressed files using Ark have been deleted. Now if I right click in a file I am presented with only a very few options - none of which are to create a compressed file.
So I decided to try searching and try to learn how to accomplish the task using the CL. However after reading the instructions found here
and attempting to create a compressed file using these instructions, eg:
tar -czvf flints.tgz barney.txt fred.txt betty.txt
(of course subtituting these file names for my own file names) I am confronted by nothing. There is no compressed archive produced at all by using these commands.
Really what I would like to do is compress a folder, but the instrcutions here for this also do not work:
The only thing that happens is I get insulted on the CL and called 'Cowardly' for attempting to create an empty archive. Erm, what?
How do I compress files and folders in Linux and how can I get my righ click (shell?) extensions back in this new version of KDE?
Life seems a lot more stressful without them.