The app-arch category contains tools for archiving, compressing and uncompressing files or groups of files.

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advancecomp Recompress ZIP, PNG and MNG, considerably improving compression
afio Makes cpio-format archives and deals gracefully with input data corruption
alien Converts between the rpm, dpkg, stampede slp, and slackware tgz file formats
arc Create & extract files from DOS .ARC files
arj Utility for opening arj archives
atool a script for managing file archives of various types
bloscpack Command line interface for Blosc compression
bsdsfv all-in-one SFV checksum utility
bzip2 A high-quality data compressor used extensively by Gentoo Linux
cabextract Extracts files from Microsoft cabinet archive files
cfv Utility to test and create .sfv, .csv, .crc and md5sum files
cksfv SFV checksum utility (simple file verification)
cpio A file archival tool which can also read and write tar files
createrepo Creates a common rpm-metadata repository
deb2targz Convert a .deb file to a .tar.gz archive
defluff deflate huffman optimizer
deltarpm tools to create and apply deltarpms
dpkg Package maintenance system for Debian
duff Command-line utility for quickly finding duplicates in a given set of files
dump Dump/restore ext2fs backup utilities
engrampa Engrampa archive manager for MATE
fastjar A jar program written in C
file-roller Archive manager for GNOME
freeze Freeze/unfreeze compression program
funzix unpacker for the bogus ZIX format
gcab Library and tool for working with Microsoft Cabinet (CAB) files
gnome-autoar Automatic archives creating and extracting library
gtk-splitter Split files into smaller pieces and combine them back together
gzip Standard GNU compressor
hardlink A tool which replaces copies of a file with hardlinks
innoextract A tool to unpack installers created by Inno Setup
ipkg-utils Tools for working with the ipkg binary package format
lbzip2 Parallel bzip2 utility
lcab CAB file creation tool
lha Utility for creating and opening lzh archives
libarchive BSD tar command
libpar2 A library for par2, extracted from par2cmdline
lrzip Long Range ZIP or Lzma RZIP optimized for compressing large files
lz4 Extremely Fast Compression algorithm
lz5 An efficient compressor with very fast decompression
lzip lossless data compressor based on the LZMA algorithm
lziprecover Lziprecover is a data recovery tool and decompressor for lzip compressed files
lzlib Library for lzip compression
lzma LZMA Stream Compressor from the SDK
lzop Utility for fast (even real-time) compression/decompression
makeself shell script that generates a self-extractible tar.gz
mscompress Microsoft compress.exe/expand.exe compatible (de)compressor
mt-st control magnetic tape drive operation
ncompress Another uncompressor for compatibility
p7zip Port of 7-Zip archiver for Unix
par Parchive archive fixing tool
par2cmdline A PAR-2.0 file verification and repair tool
patool Portable archive file manager
pax pax (Portable Archive eXchange) is the POSIX standard archive tool
pbzip2 Parallel bzip2 (de)compressor using libbz2
pdlzip Public-domain version of lzip compressor
pdv build a self-extracting and self-installing binary package
pet2tgz Puppy Linux .pet to .tar.gz converter
pigz A parallel implementation of gzip
pixz Parallel Indexed XZ compressor
plzip Parallel lzip compressor
pure-sfv utility to test and create .sfv files and create .par files
pxz parallel LZMA compressor (no parallel decompression!)
qpress A portable file archiver using QuickLZ algorithm
rar RAR compressor/uncompressor
rpm Red Hat Package Management Utils
rpm2targz Convert a .rpm file to a .tar.gz archive
rzip Compression program for large files
sharutils Tools to deal with shar archives
snappy A high-speed compression/decompression library by Google
star An enhanced (world's fastest) tar, as well as enhanced mt/rmt
stuffit Aladdin Software's StuffIt and StuffIt Expander
tapeutils Utilities for manipulation of tapes and tape image files
tar Use this to make tarballs :)
tardelta Generate a tarball of differences between two tarballs
tardy A tar post-processor
tarsync Delta compression suite for using/generating binary patches
torrentzip Create identical zip archives over multiple systems
unace ACE unarchiver
unadf Extract files from Amiga adf disk images
unar unpacker for various archiving formats, e.g. rar v3
unarj Utility for opening arj archives
unmakeself Makeself archive extractor
unp Script for unpacking various file formats
unrar Uncompress rar files
unrar-gpl Free rar unpacker for old (pre v3) rar files
unrpa Ren'Py's RPA data file extractor
unshield InstallShield CAB file extractor
unzip unzipper for pkzip-compressed files
upx-bin Ultimate Packer for eXecutables, binary version with proprietary NRV compression
upx-ucl Ultimate Packer for eXecutables (free version using UCL compression and not NRV)
vimball a command-line vimball archive extractor
xar An easily extensible archive format
xarchiver A GTK+ archive manager that can be used with Thunar
xdms xDMS - Amiga DMS disk image decompressor
xz-utils utils for managing LZMA compressed files
zip Info ZIP (encryption support)
zoo Manipulate archives of files in compressed form
zopfli Very good, but slow, deflate or zlib compression
zpaq Journaling incremental deduplicating archiving compressor
zpaq-extras A set of additional compression profiles for app-arch/zpaq
zstd zstd fast compression library


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