I'm using gnome on cent OS and have installed file-roller but i want to store my files in uncompressed archives there doesn't seem to be a compression selection within the UI but i read that there's a file you can edit to change the default compression levels.

Does anyone have any idea how to do this ?


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$ dconf write /org/gnome/file-roller/general/compression-level "'maximum'"


$ dconf-editor
  1. Select org in the left-hand pane.
  2. Select gnome in the left-hand pane.
  3. Select file-roller in the left-hand pane.
  4. Select general in the left-hand pane.
  5. Select compression-level in the right-hand pane.
  6. Set compression-level to 'maximum'.

Unfortunately, you cannot fine-tune this setting for different compression programmes. If you want all the freedom, you can use your shell instead.

Image of dconf Editor with file-roller's compression-level set to maximum.

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