Xarchiver

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Xarchiver
Xarchiver.png
Developer(s) Giuseppe Torelli
Stable release 0.5.3 / 9 February 2014; 2 months ago (2014-02-09)
Written in C
Operating system Unix-like
Type File archiver
License GPL
Website xarchiver.sf.net

Xarchiver is a front-end to various command line archiving tools for Linux and BSD operating systems, designed to be independent of the desktop environment. It is the default archiving application of Xfce and LXDE.[1][2][3][4]

It uses the GTK+2 toolkit[5] to provide the program interface; therefore it is capable of running on any system where GTK+2 support exists. A large number of other applications also use the toolkit, so support is widespread among other Linux distributions irrespective of their specific desktop solution.

Supported formats at this time (version 0.5.2) with an appropriate installed program[6] are 7z, ARJ, bzip2, gzip, LHA, lzma, lzop, RAR, RPM, DEB, tar, and ZIP.[7][8][9][10][11] Xarchiver uses the Direct Save Protocol XDS for drag and drop file saving.[12] The program acts as a front-end for various commonly installed libraries dealing with the supported compression formats.[13][14] Xarchiver can't create archives whose archiver is not installed.[6]

Currently, the Xfce master branch of Xarchiver is being continued at github.

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  1. ^ Newton, Matthew (28 March 2007). "New Linux Arrivals". PC World. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Torelli, Giuseppe. 2007. L'alternativa per i file compressi. Linux Magazine, Agosto 2007: 60–62.
  3. ^ "Reasonably detailed review of Xarchiver at LinuxPedia (in Italian)". Linuxpedia.netsons.org. Retrieved 19 October 2011. [dead link]
  4. ^ "LXDE Component list". Lxde.sourceforge.net. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Frank Lichtenheld, frank@lichtenheld.de. "Xarchiver and GTK+2". Packages.ubuntu.com. Retrieved 19 October 2011. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b http://xarchiver.xfce.org/doc/ch03s03.html[dead link] Xarchiver is a frontend and it can't create archives whose archiver is not available.
  7. ^ About Xarchiver – supported file formats[dead link]
  8. ^ "Review of Xarchiver at Software Verzeichnis (in German)". Heise.de. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Xarchiver review in Ubuntu Weekly News #25[http://www.linuxlinks.com/Software/Utilities/Compression/ A brief review at LiNUXLiNKS". Lists.ubuntu.com. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  10. ^ Debian Webmaster, webmaster@debian.org. "Description of Xarchiver at Debian.org". Packages.debian.org. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "description of Xarchiver". Freshmeat.net. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Drag-and-Drop file saving". Newplanetsoftware.com. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "Series of Xarchiver screenshots". Linux.softpedia.com. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "Changelog for Xfce 4.4 with details of use of Xarchiver as integrated archive manager". Xfce.org. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 

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