Can I mount a zip (or other non-solid (so that accessing a file wouldn't decompress the whole archive) compressed archive format file) as a file system in Ubuntu?
Install the package
avfs then execute:
Say you have a zip file in
cd ~/.avfs/home/$USER/Documents ls -l file.zip#/
You could also browse the content in Nautilus, but you need to add a trailing
# character by hand to the path (Ctrl-L to access the address bar).
In Nautilus, right click on the archive and then click "
Open with Archive Mounter", once you've done this, your archive will show up as a new “drive” in Nautilus. (check tutorial here)