Xarchiver: behaviour of switch -n for Thunar integration

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Sat Jul 1 23:34:59 CEST 2006

Rodrigo Coacci wrote:
>> Err, no. The interface to Xarchiver and file-roller has to be the same.
>> The thunar-archive-plugin won't use different flags for each
>> program and thus, "-n" simple will not be used. You can check this by
>> deactivating the "-n" switch in Xarchiver, install
>> thunar-archive-plugin and create an archive from the context menu.
>> The plugin will create it for you, no matter if "-n" is available or
>> not.
> Wait a moment, does that mean thunar-archive-plugin already support
> xarchiver?

thunar-archive-plugin (in SVN) now supports adding new archive managers
via .desktop files and .tap wrapper scripts. For xarchiver to support
Thunar, xarchiver will need to install a new file xarchiver.tap to
$(libexecdir)/thunar-archive-plugin/. See the existing wrappers in


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