HOWTO extract rar files with rox

What’s easier than a single click extraction of rar files through rox ?

  • vi /usr/local/bin/urar
  • and paste inside:

    cd `dirname “$@”`
    unrar x -y `basename “$@”`
    mkdir “unrar done”

  • chmod +x /usr/local/bin/urar
  • then right click on a rar file…go to customize menu and drop /usr/local/bin/urar to the new window that appears.

    Now when you right click on a rar file you will see on the menu “urar”…just click it and you will have your rar files extracted to the current dir. It’s easy to modify the previous script to extract the files to a new dir if you want. It will also create a dir named “unrar done” to notify you when the process has finished.

    What needs fixing ?

  • Passworded rar files
  • some fancier method of telling us the extraction process is over instead of a mkdir…maybe with a small pygtk program to make it open a small “notice” on the current X display ?
  • collectd ebuild

    Last night I decided to create a gentoo ebuild for collectd. It’s the first ebuild I create…so bare with my errors…

    The ebuild is here:

    To emerge it follow these simple steps:

  • add PORTDIR_OVERLAY=”/usr/local/portage/” to your /etc/make.conf
  • mkdir -p /usr/local/portage/sys-apps/collectd/files
  • download the ebuild and put it inside /usr/local/portage/sys-apps/collectd/
  • download the rest attachments and put them inside /usr/local/portage/sys-apps/collectd/files/
  • cd /usr/local/portage/sys-apps/collectd/ ; ebuild collectd-2.1.0.ebuild digest
  • emerge collectd
  • I think the ebuild is not “stable” yet…it has only been tested on 2-3 x86 machines so I’ve added the ~x86 keyword for it…

    Feedback is more than welcome…thanks!