XAD (software)

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XAD-Master
Xad.svg
Structure of XAD
Developer(s) Dirk Stöcker
Initial release 1998; 16 years ago (1998)
Stable release 13.0 / March 31, 2003 (2003-03-31)
Written in C
Operating system AmigaOS, MorphOS
Type File Extractor/Decompressor
License LGPL
Website www.dstoecker.eu

The XAD system is an open source client based unarchiving system for the Amiga. This means there is a master library called xadmaster.library which provides an interface between the client and the user application and there are clients handling the special archive formats. Three different types to handle file and disk archives and also disk image files (filesystem) are possible. They can be made by anyone. The master library itself includes some of these clients internally to make the work somewhat easier for the package maintainer and the user installing it.

The XAD subsystem was officially included in AmigaOS 3.9 along with a simple ReAction GUI based tool for unarchiving supported file archives. It is also part of MorphOS since version 2.0. The Mac OS X frontend is called The Unarchiver.

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