Best GUI Zip program.

Can anyone point me in the direction of a good GUI Zip program?

Peppermint 2,


Yes I can!
Hello Toonman, it’s Toonman here. Yes the one who usually replies to your stupid requests!

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Idiot. :wink:

BTW, Pea zip works with Peppermint2.

Heh … answering your own questions again eh :slight_smile:

The default archive manager “File Roller”, can also handle zip files … just make sure you have the zip and unzip packages installed (which I think they are by default).

I do however think it odd that the Archive Manager isn’t in the menu by default in Peppermint … to add it:-

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/file-roller.desktop

find the line that reads:

and change it to:

SAVE the file … you’ll now find it in the menu > Accessories > Archive Manager

Just tried that Mark, I got this.

(gedit:5324): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel’, but failed: Failed to create file ‘/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.SNCJDW’: No such file or directory

(gedit:5324): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel’, but failed: No such file or directory

You can safley ignore those warnings, but if you’d rather not see them again, just create a directory at that location:

sudo mkdir -p /root/.local/share


You should also be able to just right-click any file or folder, and select “Compress” … then select .zip as the archive type.
(which is probably why they didn’t feel the need to add it to the menu, but I still like it there)

On the off chance that .zip and/or .rar and/or .7zip aren’t available as options:

sudo apt-get install zip unzip rar unrar p7zip-full

they will be now :slight_smile:

Sorted. :slight_smile:

Thanks Mark.

LOL, youre crazy Toon… :o

Does Pepermint have 7Zip? I use that on Ubuntu (used to use it in Window$ too)

Was that rhetorical … if not, see the second command in my last posting.

Many apologies I missed that one.

Once p7zip-full is installed … the default archive manager will be able to pack/unpack .7zip archives.

Though a quick test I did a while ago seems to suggest .tar.gz compresses just as much, and is faster.