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    WinRAR

    WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format. You can try...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

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    Info-ZIP

    Info-ZIP is a set of open-source software to handle ZIP archives. It has been in circulation since 1989. It consists of 4 separately-installable packages: the Zip and UnZip command-line utilities; and WiZ and MacZip, which are...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued No updates since 2008
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    XZ Utils

    XZ Utils is free general-purpose data compression software with high compression ratio. XZ Utils were written for POSIX-like systems, but also work on some not-so-POSIX systems. XZ Utils are the successor to LZMA Utils.

    Open Source Linux Haiku

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    DAR

    dar is a shell command that backs up directory trees and files, taking care of hard links, Extended Attributes, sparse files, MacOS's file forks, any inode type (including Solaris Door inodes), etc. It has been tested under Linux...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • bzip2

    bzip2 is a file compressor that uses the Burrows–Wheeler algorithm. It is only a compressor for single files and not a full archiver.

    Open Source Linux BSD

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