[maemo-users] Unzip utility for endusers

From: Peter Bart peter at petertheplumber.net
Date: Mon Dec 1 12:30:40 EET 2008
On Sun, 2008-11-30 at 18:29 -0800, Lake Stevens Dental wrote:
> 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?  


Peter Bart <peter at petertheplumber.net>

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