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aarsh 11-08-2010 12:26 PM

Free Arc : How to get GUI
I have just installed Free Arc utility for compression from :

and it works smoothly but in command Line mode.

a add files to archive
c add comment to archive
ch modify archive (recompress, encrypt and so on)
create create new archive
cw write archive comment to file
d delete files from archive
e extract files from archive ignoring pathnames
f freshen archive
j join archives
k lock archive
l list files in archive
lb bare list of files in archive
lt technical archive listing
m move files and dirs to archive
mf move files to archive
r recover archive using recovery record
rr add recovery record to archive
s convert archive to SFX
t test archive integrity
u update files in archive
v verbosely list files in archive
x extract files from archive
-- stop processing options
-ad --adddir add arcname to extraction path
-aeALGORITHM --encryption=ALGORITHM encryption ALGORITHM (aes, blowfish, serpent, twofish)
-agFMT --autogenerate=FMT autogenerate archive name with FMT
-apDIR --arcpath=DIR base DIR in archive
-baMODE --BrokenArchive=MODE deal with badly broken archive using MODE
-cfgFILE --config=FILE use config FILE (default: arc.ini)
-d --delete delete files & dirs after successful archiving
-df --delfiles delete only files after successful archiving
-diAMOUNT --display=AMOUNT control AMOUNT of information displayed: [hoacmnwrfdtske]*
-dmMETHOD --dirmethod=METHOD compression METHOD for archive directory
-dpDIR --diskpath=DIR base DIR on disk
-dsORDER --sort=ORDER sort files in ORDER
-ed --nodirs don't add empty dirs to archive
-envVAR read default options from environment VAR (default: FREEARC)
-epMODE --ExcludePath=MODE Exclude/expand path MODE
-f --freshen freshen files
-fn --fullnames match with full names
-hpPASSWORD --HeadersPassword=PASSWORD encrypt/decrypt archive headers and data using PASSWORD
-iTYPE --indicator=TYPE select progress indicator TYPE (0/1/2)
-ioff --shutdown shutdown computer when operation completed
-k --lock lock archive
-kb --keepbroken keep broken extracted files
-kfKEYFILE --keyfile=KEYFILE encrypt/decrypt using KEYFILE
-lcN --LimitCompMem=N limit memory usage for compression to N mbytes
-ldN --LimitDecompMem=N limit memory usage for decompression to N mbytes
-mMETHOD --method=METHOD compression METHOD (-m0..-m9, -m1x..-m9x)
-maLEVEL set filetype detection LEVEL (+/-/1..9)
-max maximum compression using external precomp, ecm, ppmonstr
-mc disable compression algorithms (-mcd-, -mc-rep...)
-mdN --dictionary=N set compression dictionary to N mbytes
-mmMODE --multimedia=MODE set multimedia compression to MODE
-ms --StoreCompressed store already compressed files
-mtTHREADS --MultiThreaded=THREADS number of compression THREADS
-mx maximum internal compression mode
-nFILESPECS --include=FILESPECS include only files matching FILESPECS
-oMODE --overwrite=MODE existing files overwrite MODE (+/-/p)
-okfKEYFILE --OldKeyfile=KEYFILE old KEYFILE used only for decryption
-opPASSWORD --OldPassword=PASSWORD old PASSWORD used only for decryption
-pPASSWORD --password=PASSWORD encrypt/decrypt compressed data using PASSWORD
-r --recursive recursively collect files
-rrSIZE --recovery=SIZE add recovery information of specified SIZE to archive
-sGROUPING --solid=GROUPING GROUPING for solid compression
-scCHARSETS --charset=CHARSETS CHARSETS used for listfiles and comment files
-sfxMODULE add sfx MODULE ("freearc.sfx" by default)
-slSIZE --SizeLess=SIZE select files smaller than SIZE
-smSIZE --SizeMore=SIZE select files larger than SIZE
-t --test test archive after operation
-taTIME --TimeAfter=TIME select files modified after specified TIME
-tbTIME --TimeBefore=TIME select files modified before specified TIME
-tk --keeptime keep original archive time
-tl --timetolast set archive time to latest file
-tnPERIOD --TimeNewer=PERIOD select files newer than specified time PERIOD
-toPERIOD --TimeOlder=PERIOD select files older than specified time PERIOD
-tpMODE --pretest=MODE test archive before operation using MODE
-u --update update files
-wDIRECTORY --workdir=DIRECTORY DIRECTORY for temporary files
-xFILESPECS --exclude=FILESPECS exclude FILESPECS from operation
-y --yes answer Yes to all queries
-zFILE --arccmt=FILE read archive comment from FILE or stdin
--append add new files to the end of archive
--archive-comment=COMMENT input archive COMMENT in cmdline
--bypass=URL setups proxy bypass list for URL access
--cache=N use N mbytes for read-ahead cache
--crconly save/check CRC, but don't store data
--create-in-workdir create archive in workdir and then move to final location
--dirs add empty dirs to archive
--groups=FILE name of groups FILE
--language=FILE load localisation from FILE
--logfile=FILE duplicate all information displayed to this FILE
--noarcext don't add default extension to archive name
--nodata don't store data in archive
--nodir don't write archive directories
--original=URL redownload broken parts of archive from the URL
--pause-before-exit=PAUSE make a PAUSE just before closing program window
--print-config display built-in definitions of compression methods
--proxy=URL setups proxy(s) for URL access
--recompress recompress archive contents
--save-bad-ranges=FILE save list of broken archive parts to the FILE
--sync synchronize archive and disk contents

darkstarbyte 11-08-2010 08:00 PM

Slackware has this program with similar function that is a GUI called ark.

MTK358 11-08-2010 09:00 PM

Not Slackware necessarily, but KDE.

aarsh 11-08-2010 09:43 PM

hey i got the command its "freearc" !! damn simple ... i just found ti by try and error method... :)

MTK358 11-09-2010 08:04 AM


Originally Posted by aarsh (Post 4153179)
hey i got the command its "freearc" !! damn simple ...

What else could it have been?

mlangdn 11-09-2010 08:20 AM

I usually look in /usr/bin if I don't know.

Nylex 11-09-2010 08:22 AM

Also, how does finding out the command relate to getting a GUI for the software? I'd assume running "freearc" would give the output shown in the first post.

MTK358 11-09-2010 08:39 AM

Usually, the command starts the GUI program. Try typing "firefox", "konsole", "gedit", etc. in a terminal and you'll see.

That's actually how the GUI program is started behind the scenes from a GUI menu.

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