Universal Extractor Alternatives for Linux

    Universal Extractor 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 Universal Extractor and 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Universal Extractor are PeaZip (Free, Open Source), WinRAR (Freemium), File Roller (Free, Open Source) and FreeArc (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 11, 2021

    1. 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
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      Some users think 7-Zip is a great alternative to Universal Extractor, some don't.
    2. PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • BSD
      • ReactOS
      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.
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    3. 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.
    4. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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    5. 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.
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      • 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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    6. 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.
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      • 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.

      Discontinued

      No updates since 2008

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    7. Inno Setup is a tool to create installers for Microsoft Windows applications. innoextract allows to extract such installers under non-windows systems without running the actual installer using Wine.
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