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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Konqueror bug or misconfiguration?

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:40:28 -0800 (PST)
> > In Konqueror, open a directory
> containing several compressed files.
> >
> > Select all of the files.
> >
> > Open the popup context menu (right-click).
> >
> > There is no option to compress those files into a new
> archive.
> >
> > Bug or misconfiguration?
> Sounds like a "feature" to prevent recompression of
> compressed files,
> which almost always inflates the resultant archive to a
> larger size than
> if it was compressed once.
> Any thoughts from others on this list?

About where in the code would I try to study this? The "Compress" menu option does not appear at all. Only the Extract option. Kind of weird I never ran into this before.
I needed to create single archives of my Slackware 3.5.13 packages for easier downloading. I selected the files in Konqueror and then did the proverbial deer in the headlights act. I just stared. :)

I had to archive the files manually in konsole. Doable for me, but not for many people. That's why I'm asking whether this is a bug or configuration problem. To me, there is no reason why a person can't archive a set of archived files.