The Full Wiki

More info on Ark (computing)

Ark (computing): Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A screenshot of Ark in KDE 4.1
Developer(s) Rob Palmbos, Francois-Xavier Duranceau, Emily Ezust, Roberto Selbach Teixeira, Helio Castro, Georg Robbers, Henrique Pinto, Harald Hvaal
Stable release 2.13 / 2009-08-04; 5 months ago
Written in C++ (Qt)
Operating system Cross-platform
Type File archiver
License GPL

Ark is an archiving tool for KDE, included into kdeutils 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.

See also

External links



Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address