xarchiver - Man Page

GTK+ front end for managing archives


xarchiver [OPTION] [archive]


Xarchiver is a lightweight desktop environment independent GTK+ front end for handling 7z, a (libraries), apk, arj, bzip, bzip2, bzip3, cab, cbz, compress, cpio, epub, exe (self-extracting Windows archives), gzip, iso, jar, jsonlz4, lha, lrzip, lz4, lzip, lzma, lzop, mozlz4, oxt, rar, snap, squashfs, tar, xpi, xz, zip, zpaq, zstd, tar.bz, tar.bz2, tar.bz3, tar.gz, tar.lrz, tar.lz, tar.lz4, tar.lzma, tar.lzop, tar.xz, tar.Z, tar.zst and (without their package managers) deb and rpm files.
It detects the file types by their file signature (magic number), not by their extension, and utilizes various (un)compressor/(un)archiver command line programs at runtime. It allows to list, test and create archives, add and copy files to them, extract, delete, cut and drag files from them, edit files in them, and paste and drop files into them. Password protected 7z, arj, lrzip, rar and zip archives are supported and will be recognized.


-a,  --add

add to archive by asking which files and quit

-c,  --compress=file1 ... fileN

add the given files by asking the name of the archive and quit

-d,  --ensure-directory

extract archive to a containing directory and quit

-e,  --extract

extract archive by asking the extraction directory and quit

-m,  --multi-extract

extract multiple archives by asking the extraction directory and quit

-x,  --extract-to=destination

extract archive to the destination directory and quit

-i,  --info

show found command line programs to be used and exit

-v,  --version

show version and exit


X display to use

-?,  -h,  --help

show help options


show GTK+ options


show all help options


Written by Giuseppe Torelli and Ingo Brückl.

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March 2023