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  • Partition Image
    Partition Image is a Linux/UNIX uility which saves partitions in the extended 2 file system format (the linux standard) to an image file. Read more hot
  • tar
    tar provides the ability to create tar archives, as well as various other kinds of manipulation. For example, you can use tar on previously created archives to extract files, to store additional files, or to update or list files which were already stored. Read more hot
  • Alexandria Archives
    Alexandria Archives permits you to catalogue your files or directories on CD, Floppy disk, HD, ZIP disk, USB memory, etc. and search for them later.
  • Archive
    Archive is a very easy to use program for creating and extracting file archives.
  • archive2iso
    archive2iso takes a directory tree and randomizes the files in the tree to stripe the files across several ISO files that can be archived or burned off to a CD.
  • Ark
    Ark is an archive utility within the KDE environment. Read more
  • arxtools
    arxtools is a collection of tools to create, examine, and modify ARX archives. It supports almost all the features of the Arxx API, hence allowing external data referencing, merging, and relation sets.
  • atool
    atool is a script for managing file archives of various types (tar, tar+gzip, zip etc). The main command is aunpack, which extracts files from an archive.
  • AutoArchive
    AutoArchive is a utility to help create backups more easily. It uses tar for creating archives. The idea of the program is that all information needed for making a backup is in one file. It has a command line interface and supports incremental backups.
  • B1 Free Archiver
    B1 is a free multi-platform universal archiver. Currently it works on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms as well as on Android. B1 Archiver supports most popular formats - zip, rar, b1, 7z, iso, tar.gz, and many others.
  • barch
    barch contains an archiver, similar to tar, but designed specifically to improve on some of the deficiencies that tar has.
  • bestfit
    bestfit is a small program to determine which files that should be put on a CD (or other media), so that as little space as possible is wasted. It is very easy to use: you specify files on the command line, and bestfit prints the names of those that were selected. Alternatively, bestfit can execute a command for each selected file (e.g. to move them to a different directory).
  • cabextract
    cabextract is a program to extract Microsoft cabinet (.CAB) files. Quantum compression method is supported.
  • DarGUI
    DarGUI is a graphical frontend for the Disk ARchiving utility (DAR) that aims to make it easier and quicker to perform common backup tasks using DAR. It uses the GTK+ library, which is installed on most Linux distributions, so usually the only additional dependency is DAR. DarGUI aims to complement and enhance the command line features of DAR rather than conceal them, and to help users to learn how DAR works so that they can use it from the command line when necessary. It is written in Pascal using FreePascal and the Lazarus IDE.
  • deco
    deco is a generic archive file extractor that has a consistent command line interface.
  • deco-archive
    deco-archive is a collection of extractor wrappers for the deco file extraction framework.
  • dtrx
    dtrx intelligently extracts many different archive types. It will get the contents from tar, zip, rpm, deb, and cpio archives, as well as compressed files, with one simple command.
  • Easibox
    Easibox is a utility for making tar files, zip files and other archive files - these are collectively refered to as "box" file formats. Easibox was written for Linux, but should work fine on any Unix.
  • File Roller
    File Roller is an archive manager for the GNOME environment. File Roller is only a front-end (a graphical interface) to archiving programs like tar and zip. Read more
  • Flakarchiver
    Flakarchiver is an archiver utility which has a similar interface to that of WinZip or PowerArchiver. Any Win32 platform (Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP) and Linux is supported.
  • Flatback
    Flatback is an easy to use filesystem archiver. It supports largefiles, per-file compression, per-file checksumming, and uses a simple binary format. Planned features include resplitting the archive, incremental backups, more robust error handling, and support for extended file attributes.
  • FreeArc
    FreeArc is a free, modern general-purpose, open source file archiver. This software runs on either a command line or a graphical user interface. The main advantage of FreeArc is that it offers fast but efficient compression combined with a good feature set. Read more
  • FreeTar
    FreeTar packages the tar command line functionality into a familiar Mac OS X and GNUstep application.
  • fsarchiver
    fsarchiver is a system tool that allows you to save the contents of a filesystem to a compressed archive file. The filesystem can be restored on a partition that has a different size, and it can be restored on a different filesystem. Unlike tar/dar, fsarchiver also creates the filesystem when it extracts the data to partitions. Everything is checksummed in the archive in order to protect the data. If the archive is corrupt, you just lose the current file, not the whole archive.
  • fv
    fv is a program for listing archive directories. It lets you quickly see what files are contained in an archive with the command 'fv archive-file'.
  • gcab
    gcab is a tool and library for manipulating cabinet files. It uses the GObject API and provides GIR bindings. It supports creation of archives with simple MSZIP compression.
  • gnochive
    gnochive is a GUI frontend for all common archivers under Linux.
  • GnoZip
    GnoZip is a "WinZip" like archive manipulator. It is a grafical frontend to many compression/archiving utilities as tar, zip, gzip, bzip2, lha, etc.
  • K7Z
    K7Z is an archiving tool that can be used to create or extract a password-protected archive or update an existing archive.
  • LAR
    Library Archiver: manipulate archive files in the CP/M LBR (LiBRary) format. It is an updated version of Stephen C. Hemminger's original
  • lcab
    lcab is a small program for linux that creates a MS Cabinet File from a set of input files.
  • LinTar
    LinTar is a decompressing tool written in GTK+. Its functionality is similar to the known WinZip for windows. Its aim is to be able to compress/decompress all archive formats in the linux world.
  • LnxZip
    LnxZip is a Gnome front-end to common archive utilities under Linux/unix. The goal is to provide the end user with a quality tool he/she requires to either work with compressed files or create RPM's.
  • makeself
    makeself is a small shell script that generates a self-extractible tar.gz archive from a directory.
  • MT-write
    MT-write enables tar to write multiple files in parallel. The goal thereof is to speed up the proces of extracting a tar file to a filesystem. Multi-threaded writing can improve performance on RAM based filesystems and highly scalable filesystems with multiple spindles.
  • mtftar
    mtftar is a filter to translate MTF/BKF backup streams from another operating system to the TAR archives used by the rest of the world.
  • nomarch
    nomarch extracts files from the old `.arc' archive format. It can also list and test such archives.
  • PackdDir utils
    PackdDir utils can unpack and create PackdDir archives. PackdDir files are famous (?) for being the archive format of Quake (I and II) and others.
  • patool
    patool is a portable command line archive file manager.
  • PeaZip
    PeaZip is an archiver tool that supports its native Pea archive format (featuring compression, splitting, and flexible encryption and integrity check schemes) and other mainstream formats, with special focus on handling open formats. It fully supports raw file splitting and joining, 7z, 7zip sfx, Bzip2, Gzip, Pea, Tar, and Zip. It has browse/extract-only support for Z (the format used by the Unix "compress" command). PeaZip doesn't follow the Explorer-like interface paradigm; the interface is more similar to a CD/DVD-burner application. Read more
  • PPA-Spy
    PPA-Spy provides simple GUI that shows you some information about a PPA (Personal Package Archive) that is hosted on
  • pyReScene
    pyReScene is a tool that recreates original RARs by backing up the metadata.
  • pysum
    pysum is a simple PyGTK application for creating and verifying It supports MD5, CRC32, SHA1, SHA224, SHA256, SHA384, and SHA512.
  • Q7Z
    Q7Z is an archiving tool that can update existing archives quickly, backup a folder to a storage location, create or extract a protected archive, and increase efficiency by using archiving profiles.
  • ra-suite
    ra-suite (Reliable Archive Suite) is a set of programs for preparing robust archives of data to be stored on unreliable media (e.g. CD-Rs). It uses parity data like a RAID and checksums to verify data integrity and reconstruct data in corrupted files.
  • rarslave
    Rarslave is a program that will automatically check, repair, and extract files which are protected by PAR2.
  • RAT
    Refractor2 Archive Tool: a multiplatform tool for extracting Refractor2 archives
  • shash
    shash is intended to produce message digests for files, or it can check with the output of a former run whether the message digests are still the same.
  • splittar
    splittar is a small utility written in Python. It will create multiple tar files from a set of data with each tar file being limited in size. This is useful for archiving data onto removable media such as CD or DVD.
  • sync2cd
    sync2cd is an incremental archiving tool. It allows backing up complete filesystem hierarchies to multiple backup media (e.g. CD-R). Files are archived incrementally, i.e. only new or changed files are stored during an archive operation. All entity types are supported: directories, files, symlinks, named pipes, sockets, block and character devices.
  • Tapecat
    tapecat is a tape utility used to describe the physical content of a tape. By physical content it's meant the files written on tape as understood by the tape driver. It's not meant the content of each such file. The output will present the number of the file on tape, it's size based on tape blocks read and the type of file. The type of file will be shown using the file command. So, this command needs to be available.
    TAR GUI is a graphical user interface for GNU tar. It allows the user to save and load configurations.
  • TarDiff
    TarDiff compares the contents of two tarballs and reports on any differences found between them. Its use is mainly for release managers who can use it as a QA tool to make sure no files have accidently been left over or were added by mistake. TarDiff supports compressed tarballs, diff statistics and suppression of GNU autotool changes.
  • Tardy
    Tardy is a tar post-processor. It may be used to manipulate the file headers in tar archive files in various ways.
  • tarix
    tarix is a simple tar indexer that runs as a compression filter for tar. It generates indexes that allow fast access to any file within a tar archive that can be used normally and from even basic recovery disks.
  • tarlisted
    Tarlisted takes lines of text as an input and creates tar archive based on that information. Each line contains permission, user, group, and a path name that are to be written in the header part of the tar entry. In addition, at the end of line the syntax varies depending the file type archived. For example, in the case of regular files, the filename where file content is read is added. Tarlisted creates POSIX.1-1998 tar file format only, and can archive all seven of the file types it supports.
  • tkArchive
    tkArchive is a modular, generalized interface to the standard unix file archiving utilities.
  • Unarc
    unarc unpacks an archive and creates a top-level directory if it's needed. Unarc works with lots of archives, not just tarballs - .tar.bz2, .zip and even .rpm are supported. It's a simple and tidy way to unpack most archives.
  • Unzix
    Unzix is a small command-line program for extracting files from the new WinZix archive format.
  • URARFileLib
    URARFileLib allows you to read files from RAR archives created with RAR (ANSI C source, multi-OS support such as Linux, Solaris, Win32, OS2, ...).
  • vtgrab
    vtgrab is a utility for monitoring the screen of another machine. It only works for text consoles: for X, the idea is to use VNC instead.
  • wcp
    wcp archives and restores files on a local or ssh- reachable disk. Each backup archives contains all files, even unmodified files, which are "mirrored" from the previous archive by using hardlinks.
  • XArchive
    XArchive is a generic front-end that uses external wrappers around command line archiving tools. The program consults a wrapper directory at start up to see what types of files it supports, making adding support for new archive formats a matter of writing a wrapper for its command line tool and dropping it in the wrappers directory.
  • Zipper
    Zipper is a tool for inspecting the contents of a compressed archive and for extracting.

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