Archive Manager

Florian Diesch diesch at
Sat Dec 6 16:20:25 UTC 2008

Ray Parrish <crp at> wrote:

> I am having trouble with Archive Manager in Ubuntu 8.04. I have an 
> archive of the .gz type which I cannot add files to or update the 
> contents of. The Add Files button remains grayed out at all times when I 
> have this archive open. I have previously use the Add button to update a 
> file of the type .zip, but this .gz file will not enable the Add button 
> or Add on the Edit menu.

.gz file are files compressed by gzip. gzip doesn't create archives, it
just compresses one file (nd appends .gz to its name).

Often tar archives are compressed using gzip and then called .tar.gz or .tgz

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