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This page is about lossless, general purpose file compression tools.


The following packages provide graphical interfaces to work with most compressed files:

Command line

Many archive file format exist. These command line tools are able to manipulate most file formats:

To work with a specific file type/extension:

See also CategoryFileFormat

XZ Backdoor

In March 2024, a backdoor was discovered in the 5.6 distribution of XZ Utils. Red Hat assigned CVE-2024-3094 to track the issue. See backdoor in upstream xz/liblzma leading to ssh server compromise on the oss-security mailing list and [DSA 5649-1] xz-utils security update on the debian-security-announce mailing list.

See Also

TODO: merge some pages from CategoryCompression TODO: redirect CategoryCompression here

CategorySoftware CategoryCompression CategoryCommandLineInterface