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    WinZip Alternatives for Linux

    WinZip 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 WinZip and 18 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to WinZip are WinRAR, PeaZip, File Roller and p7zip.

    WinZip is mainly a File Archiver but alternatives to it 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 WinZip.
    This page was last updated Dec 2, 2021
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    1. 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
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      Almost everyone thinks 7-Zip is a great alternative to WinZip.
      KuboFHromoslav 7-Zip is highly efficient, open source archiver.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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      With over 500 million users worldwide, WinRAR is the world’s most popular compression tool!
      Most users think WinRAR is a great alternative to WinZip.


    2. 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.
      PeaZip vs WinZip opinions
      Most users think PeaZip is a great alternative to WinZip.
      Has all features of 7zip and most of features of WinRAR. And it has a GUI.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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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.
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      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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    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.

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

    5. 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).
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      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 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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      A file archiver for MATE, based on File Roller from GNOME 2 http://www.mate-desktop.org/.
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