Alternatives to gzip for all platforms with any license

  • 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...

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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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued No updates since 2008
  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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...

    • xz -0 is faster than gzip -9 and compresses better, too. Guest • Oct 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux Haiku

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  • unp

    is a small perl script which makes extraction of any archive files a bit easier. It support several compressors and archiver programs.

    Free Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • CZIP

    CZIP let you create and secure your archives with Bitcoin and Altcoins payments. A file encryption tool which creates encrypted archives of arbitrary files and...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • TC4Shell

    TC4Shell is a file archive tool that supports a huge array of archive formats and integrates with Windows Explorer for the utmost simplicity.

    Commercial Windows

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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.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • PKZIP

    PKZIP by PKWARE is the gold standard in data compression. PKZIP provides exceptional performance and ease of use across all enterprise operating systems.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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