File Roller 3.13.2 / 3.14 RC1

An archive manager for the GNOME desktop environment, allowing users to extract archives
File Roller is an open source archive manager application for the GNOME desktop environment. As a matter of fact, the software is simply called Archive Manager and it is a GUI (Graphical User Interface) front-end to various command-line archiving utilities.

Because it integrates well with the GNOME desktop environment, the application allows Linux users to effortlessly extract archives, as well as to view the contents of an archive or add/remove files to/from an existing archive.

In addition, users are able to view and modify a certain file contained in an archive, open, create and archives in various formats. The familiar user interface of the application can be used by novice and experienced users alike.

The application supports numerous archive types, including gzip (tar.gz, tar.xz, tgz), bzip (tar.bz, tbz), bzip2 (tar.bz2, tbz2), Z (tar.Z, taz), lzop (tar.lzo, tzo), zip, jar (jar, ear, war), lha, lzh, rar, ace, 7z, alz, ar, and arj.

In addition, it supports the cab, cpio, deb, iso, cbr, rpm, bin, sit, tar.7z, cbz, and zoo archive types, as well as single files that are compressed with the xz, gzip, bzip, bzip2, lzop, lzip, z or rzip compression algorithms.

While File Roller is the default archive manager of the GNOME desktop environment, it can also be used on any other open source desktop environment, such as Xfce, MATE, Cinnamon, LXDE, Openbox or Fluxbox.

When used under GNOME, the application provides some unique functionality integrated into the panel entry, such as the ability to create a new archive, view all files from an archive, view the archive as a folder, as well as to enable the folders view mode.

All in all, the application provides GNOME users with a capable archive manager, crafted to perfection and engineered to extract almost all archive types, as long as the respective command-line programs are installed.

Reviewed by Marius Nestor on March 18th, 2014


last updated on:
September 16th, 2014, 6:10 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
HPG
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ System \ Archiving

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What's New in version 3.14 RC1
  • New or updated application translations:
  • American English (Shantha kumar)
  • Galician (Fran Dieguez)
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Application description

File Roller is an open source graphical application written in GTK+ and designed to act as an archive manager for the ...

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