The Unarchiver

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The Unarchiver
The Unarchiver App Icon.png
Original author(s) Dag Ågren
Developer(s) Circlesoft
Stable release


/ May 20, 2016 (2016-05-20)
Operating system OS X, Linux using GNUstep libraries, and command line only on Microsoft Windows, Linux, OS X
Available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean
Type File Extractor/Decompressor
License LGPL (free software)
Source code repository

The Unarchiver is a free data decompression utility, which supports more formats than Archive Utility (formerly known as BOMArchiveHelper), the built-in archive unpacker program in OS X. It can also handle filenames in foreign character sets, created with non-English versions of other operating systems. The latest version requires Mac OS X v10.3.9 or higher. The Unarchiver does not compress files. The corresponding command line utilities unar and lsar run on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.[1]

Supported formats[edit]


  1. ^ "Command line tools". The Unarchiver. Retrieved 11 February 2016. 

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