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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, WinRAR, p7zip and FreeArc.

Universal Extractor alternatives are mainly File Archivers but may also be File Compressors or PDF Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Universal Extractor.
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  1. 7-Zip icon

    7-Zip

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • ReactOS
    111 alternatives to 7-Zip 

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

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

    PeaZip

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    96 alternatives to PeaZip 

    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.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionPeaZip can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    2.  Two-factor AuthenticationPeaZip supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    3.  PortablePeaZip can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  LightweightPeaZip consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    PeaZip
    Archive creation


  3. WinRAR icon

    WinRAR

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • ReactOS
    103 alternatives to WinRAR 

    With over 500 million users worldwide, WinRAR is the world’s most popular compression tool!

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    1.  AES-256 EncryptionWinRAR has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    2.  Command line interfaceWinRAR either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    p7zip

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    89 alternatives to p7zip 

    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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    1.  Command line interfacep7zip either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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      FreeArc

      • Windows
      • Linux
      84 alternatives to FreeArc 

      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.

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

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

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      FreeAec in Gnu/Linux


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      File Roller

      • Linux
      • GNOME
      87 alternatives to File Roller 

      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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      1.  Ad-freeFile Roller doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
      2.  LightweightFile Roller consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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        Xarchiver

        • Linux
        • BSD
        • Xfce
        88 alternatives to Xarchiver 

        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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        1.  LightweightXarchiver consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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        Archive properties
      • B1 Free Archiver icon

        B1 Free Archiver

        • Mac
        • Windows
        • Linux
        • Online
        • Android
        • Android Tablet
        89 alternatives to B1 Free Archiver 

        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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        innoextract

        • Mac
        • Windows
        • Linux
        • BSD
        9 alternatives to innoextract 

        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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        1.  Command line interfaceinnoextract either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
          Extracting with colored output and a progress bar
        • Info-ZIP icon

          Info-ZIP

          • Mac
          • Windows
          • Linux
          86 alternatives to 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 graphical user interfaces for archiving programs in...

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

          No updates since 2008

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