Add Compress and Extract here action to Nemo File Manager as Context Menu
Nemo is the amazing file manager of Cinnamon’s desktop environment, it’s a further development of Gnome’s Nautilus file manager with easy customization options, adding a context menu to unpack and compress folders and files is a simple task.
Adding the context menu action for compress in Nemo will show in this tutorial, we open a terminal and copy & paste the following content into the path see below and save it as file compress.nemo_action.
This is for the current user only, if you prefer the ability for any user, then move the file compress.nemo_action and extracthere.nemo_action into /usr/share/nemo/actions, you need root privileges to can do it.
Here in this post I show a way on how to create a launcher run as root on Mate desktop running on a virtual machine, I logged in to virtual desktop over vnc viewer, since newer Linux distos no longer include the ability of gksu and gksudo.
Before we create the launcher, some preparations have to be made, to do this with run the command below: