Xarchiver: behaviour of switch -n for Thunar integration

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Sun Jul 2 15:51:47 CEST 2006

Benedikt Meurer 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
>>Wait a moment, does that mean thunar-archive-plugin already support
> 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
> thunar-archive-plugin/scripts/.

Here's a .tap file for xarchiver. Put it into
$(libexecdir)/thunar-archive-plugin/, make it executable, and you're
done. I sent a patch to Giuseppe to add that to xarchiver.

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