To save space on the hard disk, use a packer that compresses
files and directories to a fraction of their original size. The
application Ark can be used to manage such archives. It supports
common formats, such as
Start Ark from the main menu or from the command line with ark. If you already have some compressed files, move these from an open Konqueror window to the Ark window to view the contents of the archive. To view an integrated preview of the archive in Konqueror, right-click the archive in Konqueror and select . Alternatively, select + in Ark to open the file directly.
Once you have opened an archive, perform various actions.offers options such as , , , , , , and .
To create a new archive, select Enter, Ark opens an empty window. You can drag and drop files and directories from the file manager into this window. As the final step, Ark compresses everything into the previously selected archive format. For more information about Ark, select + .+ . Enter the name of the new archive in the dialog that opens and specify the format using . After confirming with or by pressing