[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: Re: Unzip - GUI or linked through File Manager?

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Thu Feb 8 10:55:54 EET 2007

ext maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org wrote:
>> The Desktop Entry Specification[4] says:
>> %f    A single file name, even if multiple files are selected. The system 
>> reading the desktop entry should recognize that the program in question cannot
>> handle multiple file arguments, and it should should probably spawn and 
>> execute multiple copies of a program for each selected file [...]
> I share your frustration.  I spent a long time trying to figure out how
> to get this to work and eventually gave up and wrote a wrapper.
> It takes a bit of configuration but I now have a "mimewrap" application
> that does the osso_mime_set_cb thing and passes the arguments to a
> specified application based on the file extension.  Seems to work fine
> for feeding spreadsheets to gnumeric from the file manager.  I'd think
> it should work for unzip as well although I'm not sure how you'd want
> to specify where the unzipped contents should go.
> And it's only 188 lines of C :-)

IMHO best option would be to port some Gnome/Gtk archive manager that
supports zip/tar/gzip/lha/zoo/rar/you_name_it to Maemo and make it to
accept the files through D-BUS.  I think users would appreciate a GUI
bit more that files automagically getting uncompressed (where they don't
want them :-)).

	- Eero

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