Xarchiver – front-end to various command line archiving tools

Xarchiver is a program for handling archives on Linux and FreeBSD.

It’s a desktop environment independent archiver front end. All common archive formats are supported, deb and RPM packages are handled without their package managers being installed.

Xarchiver only depends on the GTK+ libraries and utilizes various (un)compressor/(un)archiver command line programs at runtime.

Supported formats at this time with an appropriate installed program are 7z, ARJ, bzip2, gzip, LHA, lzma, lzop, RAR, RPM, DEB, tar, and ZIP. Xarchiver uses the Direct Save Protocol XDS for drag and drop file saving.

Xarchiver is free and open source software.

Website: github.com/ib/xarchiver
Support:
Developer: Ingo Brückl (maintainer) Giuseppe Torelli (author)
License: GNU General Public License version 2 or later

Xarchiver
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Xarchiver is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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