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Archivers:

Overview

These tools can be used to backup and compress / uncompress data. This is useful for users who have lots of historical data which needs to be preserved, those who wish to get more from the filesystem quotas, and people who plan to use them with their web sites. These tools are also invaluable when the necessary software needed to compress / uncompress data isn't already on a local machine and / or possible to install it quickly.

Utilities for archiving and unarchiving data

9e

Explode Plan9 archives

afio

cpio-format archive creator with data corruption handling

arc

Create & extract files from DOS .ARC files

arj

Open-source ARJ

bicom

Data compressor in the PPM family

bunzip

Decompressor for bzip .bz files

bzip2

Block-sorting file compressor

cabextract

Microsoft cabinet (.CAB) file extractor

dact

Dynamic adaptive compression tool

dar

Disk archiver

fastjar

C language version of the 'jar' archiver normally used by Java

freeze

FREEZE / MELT compression program - often used in QNX

gcpio

GNU copy-in/out (cpio) with remote magnetic tape (rmt) support

gsharutils

Allow packing and unpacking of shell archives

gtar

The "meta-package" for the GNU tape archiver (tar)

gtar-base

The GNU tape archiver with remote magnetic tape support

gtar-info

Info format documentation for the GNU tape archiver

gzip

The "meta-package" for the GZIP compression utility

gzip-base

Compress or expand files

gzip-info

Info format documentation for the GZIP utility

ha

The HA archiver using the HSC compression method

hpack

Multi-System Archiver with open keys PGP-based security

jamjar

Acunia version of the jar archiver

lbrate

Extract/decompress CP/M LBR archives

lha

Archive files using LZW compression (.lzh files)

libcomprex

Library to handle (de)compression of files

liblzo

Portable lossless data compression library written in ANSI C

lzop

Fast file compressor similar to gzip, using the LZO library

macutil

Create & extract Mac archive files

makeself

Neat script to make self-extracting archives

mousetar

der Mouse's version of tar program

mscompress

Microsoft "compress.exe/expand.exe" compatible (de)compressor

nomarch

Free replacement for the arc program

nulib2

Handles Apple II ShrinkIt (NuFX) file/disk archives

p5-Archive-Tar

Perl5 module interface to manipulate tar files

p5-Archive-Zip

Perl5 module interface to manipulate zip files

p5-Compress-Bzip2

Perl5 interface to bzip2 compression library

par2

Create or use PAR2 parity volumes

pax

POSIX standard archiver with many extensions

php-bz2

PHP4 extension for bzip2 compression

php-zip

PHP4 extension for ZIP archive handling

php-zlib

PHP4 extension for zlib compression

ppmd

PPM file compressor

ppunpack

Decompresses Amiga PowerPacker files

spusq

Compressor/decompressor for CP/M Squeeze compressed files

star

The fastest tar like archiver for UNIX

szip

Extended-Rice lossless compression

unace

Extract, list and test files in ACE archives

unarj

Allows files to be extracted from ARJ archives

undms

Converts .dms Amiga disk images to uncompressed .adf images

unlzx

Extracts .lzx archives from Amiga systems

unrar

Extract, view & test RAR archives

unzip

List, test and extract compressed files in a ZIP archive

unzoo

Extract zoo archives

upx

Ultimate packer for executables

xbin

Convert mailable BinHex format into binary

xmill

Specialized compressor for XML

xpk

The eXternal PacKer (XPK) library system

zip

Create/update ZIP files compatible with pkzip

zip1

Create/update ZIP files compatible with pkzip version 1

zoo

Manipulate archives of files in compressed form

zziplib

Library for ZIP archive handling

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