In Mac OSX if you have downloaded a zip/gz/bz2 file, and you double click it in Finder, then the archive is automatically extracted for you in a subfolder, which I find very nice. I am wondering if there is a similar file manager in the Linux world that has such a feature?
You can typically create actions within the file managers, I know Nautilus provides this service, so you could create an action that's either custom to .zip files or could be a custom action on a context menu that would allow for this.
Actions are shown how here in this tutorial: How to Easily Add Custom Right-Click Options to Ubuntu’s File Manager.
NOTE: The key to this method is making use of a tool called Nautilus-Actions Configuration tool.
Well, I usually use
unp (from terminal), it unzip any kind of compressed file (zip, gz, bz2, tar.gz, etc) it's pretty nice:
$ unp mysql-connector-java-5.1.26-bin.jar Archive: mysql-connector-java-5.1.26-bin.jar creating: META-INF/ inflating: META-INF/MANIFEST.MF creating: META-INF/services/ inflating: META-INF/services/java.sql.Driver creating: com/ ...