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 (Free, Open Source), File Roller (Free, Open Source), FreeArc (Free, Open Source) and p7zip (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 14, 2021

    1. The Unarchiver is a macOS app, but the underlying unarchiving code can run on other OSes, too. There is not yet any GUI app for any other OS, but there are two command-line tools, unar and lsar, which can be used on macOS, Windows and Linux.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      PKZIP by PKWARE is the gold standard in data compression. PKZIP provides exceptional performance and ease of use across all enterprise operating systems.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • Chrome OS
      • Google Drive
      ZIP Extractor is a free, open-source application for decompressing ZIP files into Google Drive. Decompress ZIP files to Google Drive ZIP Extractor allows you to unzip (extract or decompress) files in Google Drive.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Terminal
      • Xfce
      is a small perl script which makes extraction of any archive files a bit easier. It support several compressors and archiver programs.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      Default archive manager for xfce. It can be used in ubuntu with perfect integration on pcman-fm

      Discontinued

      No major update since 2008.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • BSD
      unrar (or unrar-free in some Linux distributions) is a free software version of the non-free unrar utility that exists on many GNU/Linux systems today. It uses the GPL'd UniquE RAR Library by Christian Scheurer and Johannes Winkelmann.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Haiku
      UnRAR is an application for extracting RAR archives, distributed by RARLAB, the makers of the commercial WinRAR archivers.
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