[maemo-users] Unzip utility for endusers

From: Lake Stevens Dental lakestevensdental at verizon.net
Date: Mon Dec 1 04:29:28 EET 2008
OK, perhaps I've missed it -- perhaps it's ready to bite my nose off 
while poking around Maemo.  As a enduser, I can't find an unzip program 
that works with a single click to unzip downloaded files. Is there one?  
Or am I missing something when it comes to using it?

 Yes, there's unzip utility I downloaded from Maemo that apparently 
works at the command line mode -- it's got 5 stars (from some self 
appointed linux command line geek reviewers).  However, for most end 
users stepping back into command line world is like purposely stepping 
in dog poo then walking over your living room carpet. 

  I figured unzip would work with the native FileManager so that when I 
clicked on a zip file, FM would automatically open the file with unzip.  
But no, after installing unzip, when clicking on a file.zip in FM, I get 
to choose what program to use to unzip, without unzip being listed as a 
choice.  However, from FM, I can select xterm and access the command 
line, and access unzip, but hey, forgive me linux nerds, virtually all 
end-users kissed their command line bye bye back in the early 90s... 

  Is there some simple click and unzip utility for the tablets? Or do I 
have to walk thru the stinky side of linux command line to unzip a file?  


Always, Dr Fred C
drfredc at drfredc.com

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