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The Unarchiver Alternatives for Linux

The Unarchiver is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is 7-Zip, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to The Unarchiver and 18 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to The Unarchiver are PeaZip, FreeArc, p7zip and File Roller.

The Unarchiver alternatives are mainly File Archivers but may also be File Compressors or File Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of The Unarchiver.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac

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  1. 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

    ⚫︎ Lightweight7-Zip consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Ad-free7-Zip doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Portable7-Zip can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer Extension7-Zip can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ Works Offline7-Zip can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Encrypted Backup7-Zip uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
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    PeaZip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects, for Linux, macOS and Windows.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionPeaZip can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationPeaZip supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ PortablePeaZip can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    FreeArc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    FreeArc is a free and open source file archiver developed by Bulat Ziganshin. It uses LZMA, PPMD, TrueAudio and GRzip algorithms with automatic switching by file type, and also uses set of filters—for instance it can remove repetitions from text.

    ⚫︎ PortableFreeArc can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Latest alpha version from August 2012 - http://freearc.org/history/changelog_full.htm

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    p7zip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    p7zip is a port of the command line version of the 7-Zip file archiver to POSIX-conforming operating systems like Unix (Linux, Solaris, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Cygwin, AIX, ...), MacOS X and also for BeOS and Amiga.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacep7zip either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    File Roller

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • GNOME

    File Roller is the archive manager of the GNOME desktop environment. It can extract, view, create and modify archives. File Roller is only a graphical interface to archiving utilities such as tar and zip.

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    Ark

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE

    Ark is a program for viewing, extracting, creating and modifying archives. Ark can handle various archive formats such as tar, gzip, bzip2, zip, rar, 7zip, xz, rpm, cab and deb (support for certain archive formats depend on the appropriate command-line programs being installed).

    ⚫︎ LightweightArk consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    B1 Free Archiver

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    B1 Free Archiver is a free multi-platform universal archiver. Currently it works on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android; moreover B1 Online Archiver allows you to uncompress .b1, zip, rar or .7z archive from your computer directly online.

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    Xarchiver

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce

    Xarchiver is a lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with the GTK+2 toolkit. It was developed with a simple GUI which that could be used with any desktop environment and would operate using the command line rather than API calls.

    ⚫︎ LightweightXarchiver consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Engrampa

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    A file archiver for MATE, based on File Roller from GNOME 2

    http://www.mate-desktop.org/.

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    Info-ZIP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Info-ZIP is a set of open-source software to handle ZIP archives. It has been in circulation since 1989.

    ⚫︎ PortableInfo-ZIP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ LightweightInfo-ZIP consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Discontinued

    No updates since 2008

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