Xarchiver: behaviour of switch -n for Thunar integration

Alexandre Moreira alexandream at gmail.com
Wed Jun 28 21:30:13 CEST 2006

Let me see if I got this straight... If I want Thunar-archive-plugin
to work with a archiver, I'd need an archiver that implemented a
thunar defined interface ?

Is there anywhere I can find out what is that interface ?

I may be overengeneering things a bit but, we (I, perhaps) could start
thinking in writing wrapper interfaces for common archivers (just
wondering, what if a user wants to run this action but needs not
fileroller OR archiver.... the guy already has tar and gzip in his

Being it so that multiple archivers can provide the same interface,
how does the thunar-archive-plugin find out which one to use ? is
there an option to define what is the executable for it?

Just working some things out on my mind, but perhaps I am *way* out of
reality here... so I'll give them some deeper thought before asking
anymore things (lol)

Alexandre Moreira.

2006/6/28, Jannis Pohlmann <info at sten-net.de>:
> On Wed, 28 Jun 2006 17:17:03 +0200, jp.guillemin at free.fr wrote:
> > Selon Jannis Pohlmann <info at sten-net.de>:
> >
> > > On Wed, 28 Jun 2006 00:10:58 +0200, jp wrote:
> > >
> > > > Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> > >
> > > The conclusion of my last message is that - if I'm right - the "-n"
> > > switch is not used by thunar-archive-plugin. Hence, we don't need it
> > > for Thunar integration, which is what this topic is all about.
> >
> > Wrong, this topic is about a feature request that I sent to Colossus
> > to add a "-n" switch that I plan to use within Thunar's "CUSTOM
> > ACTIONS". "CUSTOM ACTIONS" is a sufficient mechanism to make Thunar
> > call Xarchiver, waiting for the Thunar-archive-plugin to be
> > "Xarchiver ready".
> Yeah, I see your point. But this custom action switch is somewhat
> confused with the switches needed for thunar-archive-plugin. So my
> intention was to make clear that "-n" may be nice for people using
> custom actions or calling Xarchiver from shell, but that it is *not
> needed* for thunar-archive-plugin. That's it.
> BTW, if you look at the topic, which says "Xarchiver: behaviour of
> switch -n for Thunar integration" you have to admit that my posts
> indeed focus on the topic, as Thunar integration should be done by
> implementing flags needed for thunar-archive-plugin.
> - Jannis
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