This used to work in Kubuntu 12.04 and 12.10
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a simple archive: tar cvf testing.tar <somefile>
2. in a terminal: dolphin testing.tar
dolphin launches ark to view the archive
dolphin shows contents of tar archive like a folder (it does this when I just click on the tar file inside dolphin)
Thanks for the bug report. I can confirm that this used to work, but does not work any more. git bisect tells me that this was broken by
At first sight, I don't see how this patch affects archives that are being passed on the command line though.
Git commit 421e7ea410af32be2dff06207b459cefbdf43306 by Frank Reininghaus.
Committed on 31/08/2014 at 22:06.
Pushed by freininghaus into branch 'KDE/4.14'.
Make it possible to open archives via the command line
This used to work before afcf8961f6666a912e0e6e5072a000837f7cf6aa (only
if "Open archives as folder" was enabled in the settings though). The
reason why this commit broke it is that the mime type of a file is not
determined automatically any more before asking
KProtocolManager::protocolForArchiveMimetype for the correct protocol,
so the determination of the protocol may fail.
Keeping the isMimeTypeKnown() check in DolphinView::openItemAsFolderUrl
still makes sense, because it prevents GUI blocking if the user tries
to open many files at the same time.
Therefore, we now call determineMimeType() in
DolphinViewContainer::slotUrlIsFileError(const KUrl&) and then try to
determine the correct protocol and use it to open the archive in the
view, rather than hoping that slotItemActivated(item) will do the right
M +10 -1 dolphin/src/dolphinviewcontainer.cpp