Ark is a program for managing various archive formats within the KDE environment.
The latest stable release is version 2.12, included in KDE 4.2. Ark is a free and open source software, available for Linux and similar operating systems under the GNU General Public License (GPL), Version 2.
Archives can be viewed, extracted, created and modified from within Ark. The program can handle various formats such as tar, gzip, bzip2, zip, rar and lha (if appropriate command-line programs are installed). Ark can work closely with Konqueror in the KDE environment to handle archives, if you install the Konqueror Integration plugin available in the kdeaddons package.
* Ark does not intrinsically understand any archive format, but instead acts as a frontend to command-line archivers. It can work with many backends, including 7z, tar, rar, zip, gzip, bzip2, lha, zoo, and ar.
* Ark can be integrated into Konqueror, through KParts technology, if the appropriate plugin from kdeaddons package is installed. After installing it, files can be added or extracted in/from the archives using Konqueror's context menus.
* Support for editing files in archive with external programs. Files can also be deleted from the archive.
* Archives creation with drag and drop.
Ark manages various archive formats, including tar, gzip, bzip2, and zip, as well as CD-ROM images. Ark can be used to browse, extract, create, and modify archives.
This package is part of the KDE 4 utilities module.
Other packages related to Ark:
* kdebase-runtime (>= 4:4.2.1)
runtime components from the official KDE 4 release
* kdelibs5 (>= 4:4.2.1)
core libraries for all KDE 4 applications
* libarchive1 (>= 2.0.25)
Single library to read/write tar, cpio, pax, zip, iso9660, etc.
* libc6 (>= 2.4)
GNU C Library: Shared libraries
also a virtual package provided by libc6-udeb
* libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1)
GCC support library
* libqt4-dbus (>= 4.5.0~+rc1)
Qt 4 D-Bus module
* libqt4-network (>= 4.5.0~+rc1)
Qt 4 network module
* libqt4-svg (>= 4.5.0~+rc1)
Qt 4 SVG module
* libqt4-xml (>= 4.5.0~+rc1)
Qt 4 XML module
* libqtcore4 (>= 4.5.0~+rc1)
Qt 4 core module
* libqtgui4 (>= 4.5.0~+rc1)
Qt 4 GUI module
* libstdc++6 (>= 4.1.1)
The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
library for reading, creating, and modifying zip archives (runtime)
* zlib1g (>= 1:1.1.4) [amd64]
compression library - runtime
zlib1g (>= 1:188.8.131.52.dfsg) [i386]
high-quality block-sorting file compressor - utilities
Original Lempel-Ziv compress/uncompress programs
7z and 7za file archivers with high compression ratio
De-archiver for .zip files
Archiver for .zip files
manipulate zoo archives
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