How to regulate the compression level of archives with Nautilus

Nautilus, the file explorer that comes by default with GNOME, we allows to compress selected files simply by right-clicking on the selection.

In addition to being able to set the name of the compressed file, we can also choose the compression method, the folder where the file will be saved and even (if the selected format allows it) we can split the compressed file into as many parts as we want. However, Nautilus does not allow us to configure something as important or more important: the level of compression.

Steps to follow

1.- Press Alt + F2 and write gconf-editor.

2.- Edit the key: / apps / file-roller / general / . The supported values ​​are: very_fast, fast, normal, maximum. Remember that the faster the compression, the lower the compression level (that is, the larger the final file will be).


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  2.   lucascordobes said

    I take it very good ...

  3.   file-roller said

    Nautilus can't regulate the compression level, it can't even compress xD, you mean regulate the compression level of the file-roller tool that comes by default with gnome

  4.   Let's use Linux said

    Exact. What happens is that file-roller is the program that Nautilus uses to compress in Ubuntu. Right click on a file and see that there is the Compress option.
    Cheers! Paul.

  5.   Bachitux said

    Very good tip!