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Old 09-13-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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thunar-archive-plugin support for 7z?


Recently I installed Linux Mint 9 Xfce in my old laptop

I realized that thunar doesn't show the "Extract Here" or "Extract To" options for 7z files in its context menu. I googled about this and some people talk about "patching" thunar-archive-plugin with a diff file.

Before continuing: I installed p7zip-full and file-roller handles 7z files without problems. What I'm looking for is the "extract" options in the context menu.

How can I add these "extract" options to the 7z files context menu?
If there is no such way to achieve this rather than doing this "patch diff", has anyone come across this or point me in the right direction on how to do this patch?

Thanks in advance!
Old 09-14-2010, 01:16 AM   #2
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Go to thunar menu and add action.
p7zip -d %F
Name it as you want. You must check if the properly option is selected in appearance conditions.
For more info visit: or type in terminal man p7zip or p7zip -h

Old 09-14-2010, 09:04 AM   #3
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Following your tip, I added a custom action with this command:

7zr x %F -y

and specified the pattern: *.7z and selected "Other files" checkbox and now it works like a charm.

Thanks again!


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