Archive Manager

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Archive Manager
File-roller 3.10.1.png
Archive Manager 3.10.1
Developer(s) Paolo Bacchilega
Stable release 3.18 (September 23, 2015; 3 years ago (2015-09-23)[1]) [±]
Preview release 3.19.3 (December 16, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-12-16)) [±][2]
Written in C
Operating system Unix-like
Type File archiver
License GNU GPL

Archive Manager (previously File Roller) is the archive manager of the GNOME desktop environment.[3]


Archive Manager can:[4]

  • Create and modify archives.
  • View the content of an archive.
  • View a file contained in the archive.
  • Extract files from the archive.

File Formats

Backend programs are needed to use Archive Manager as a frontend.[5] Archive Manager supports the following file formats:[6]

  • 7z (.7z)
  • ar (.ar)
  • ARJ (.arj)
  • gzip (.tar.gz , .tgz)
  • bzip ( , .tbz)
  • bzip2 (.tar.bz2 , .tbz2)
  • xz (.tar.xz)
  • compress (.tar.Z , .taz)
  • Portable Executable (.exe, .dll)
  • lzip (.tar.lz , .tlz)
  • LZO (.tar.lzo , .tzo)
  • JAR archives (.jar , .ear , .war)
  • LHA archives (.lzh)
  • RAR archives (.rar)
  • StuffIt archives (.bin, .sit)
  • tar
  • ZIP archives (.zip)
  • Zoo archives (.zoo)
  • Single files compressed with gzip, bzip, bzip2, compress, lzip, LZO, xz
  • ISO images (.iso) (read-only)
  • DEB (.deb) (read-only)
  • RPM (.rpm) (read-only)


While Archive Manager has the ability to use various formats (7z, rar, etc.) with the appropriate plugins, it doesn't give the option to compress using different levels of compression via GUI (High, Normal/Fast, etc.) unlike many other utilities. This can be set however using gconf-editor.

See also


  1. Clasen, Matthias (Sep 23, 2015). "GNOME 3.18". gnome-announce-list (Mailing list). Retrieved Sep 23, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "GNOME 3.19.x Development Series". Retrieved December 18, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "File Roller makes archiving easy" Techrepublic. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  4. "3.4.1. Using File Roller" Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  5. File Roller is only a graphical interface to archiving utilities
  6. Danny Stieben (15 August 2013)"Linux Archive Managers Compared: Ark vs. File Roller" MakeUseOf. Retrieved 25 November 2013.

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