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Last modified 5 years ago

#36 accepted enhancement

Support for <exotic> Tarballs?

Reported by: UpdateNut Owned by: aONe
Priority: minor Milestone: Future ideas
Component: Core Version: All
Keywords: tarball queue Cc:


I've only recently learned of tarballs (the combination of .tar with other archive formats), and though 7z has solid compression (described by Keka as "Solid archive") that in effect does the same thing, I'm wondering, will Keka ever support tarballs? It shouldn't be too difficult, since GUI Tar manages to support tarballs while being just a GUI front for UNIX command line utilities.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by aONe

With the current version of Keka you can make a tarball... but not in a easy way. You can store some files in a tar and then compress that tar in 7z. You can use the option "Always compress" to do this.

The new version automatically creates tarballs with gzip and bzip formats when needed, and the process explained up is also more easy. You'll see very soon.

But sometime I thought it will be interesting to do some kind of rules to create files with more than one process. For ex:

  1. create a dmg
  2. 7z that dmg encrypted

Some kind of Automator actions but implemented inside Keka.

Good tip!

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by UpdateNut

Yeah, I already figured out that method on my own. I just wanted to provide the tip about the UNIX commands. 8-)

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by aONe

Owner: set to aONe
Status: newaccepted

Added to future ideas. Some kind of queues must be done

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by aONe

Keywords: tarball queue added
Summary: Support for Tarballs?Support for <exotic> Tarballs?

I'm changing the summary since Tarballs are supported by Keka, in compression and in extraction, but a more sophisticated method can be done to do more kind of "tarballs" or queued operations.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by aONe

Component: Core
Version: All
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