I have a small disk space and I want to save every MB of it.

I need only to read zip files without any editing.

But reading it in a archive manager is unfriendly and lengthy, extracting zip file is to wast space very much.

Mounting clouds to add space have a very low speed.

The only way I thinked is to use a file manager which is able to open a zip file like opening a only-read folder.

Any way else?

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    Actually I don't understand what is the issue with Archive Manager, it simply shows you the files of .zip no need to extract it just click on the file and read. – JoKeR Sep 21 at 9:27
  • For an overview i use mc. – nobody Sep 21 at 10:24
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    Think he is asking if there is any way to read zip files as is, without extracting/expanding them. – crip659 Sep 21 at 11:08
  • Possibly useful: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/168807/… – Carsten S Sep 22 at 10:38
  • vim archive.zip – Eric Duminil Sep 22 at 10:51

If you want everything to be opened in one window you can use Double Commander alike file manager tools. If you are familiar with Total Commander, you'll get use to it quickly.




sudo apt-get install doublecmd-gtk

For QT

sudo apt-get install doublecmd-qt

The Dolphin file manager works that way(*). But installing it may bring in parts of the KDE desktop or the Qt library, so you may have to sacrifice more disk space...

(*) the Gwenview image viewer will also show you pictures in a ZIP


You may also want to try B1 Archiver https://b1.org/

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