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= Graphics Tools =
 * DebianPkg:ark
 * DebianPkg:file-roller
 * DebianPkg:xarchiver
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= Extensions =
There's many tools for compression, here's a list extensions for a start:
 * .7z ''(7zip)''
 * .arc
 * .arj
 * .bz2 ''(bzip2)''
 * .cab
 * .lha
 * .lzh
 * .lzo
 * .gz ''([[http://www.linuxheadquarters.com/howto/basic/gz.shtml|gzip]])''
 * .rar
 * [[TarBall|.tar, .tar.bz2, .tbz, .tar.gz, .tgz]] ''(tarball)''
 * .xz
 * .Z
 * .zip
 * .zoo
 . '''[[WikiPedia:Data_compression|Data compression]]''' involves encoding information using fewer bits than the original representation (reducing size).
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= Package =
Packages to deal with compressed files include:
 * DebPkg:orange
 * DebPkg:cabextract
 * DebPkg:dact
 * DebPkg:gzip
 * DebPkg:ppmd
 * DebPkg:p7zip
 * DebPkg:rzip
This page is about [[WikiPedia:Lossless_compression|lossless]], general purpose file compression tools.

== Graphical ==

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

 * [[DebianPkg:file-roller]]
 * [[DebianPkg:xarchiver]]
 * [[DebianPkg:ark]]


== Command line ==

Many [[WikiPedia:List_of_archive_formats|archive file format]] exist. These command line tools are able to manipulate most file formats:

 * [[DebPkg:atool]]
 * [[DebPkg:p7zip]]
 * [[DebPkg:dact]]
 * [[DebPkg:upx]]

To work with a specific file type/extension:

 * {{{.7z}}} (7zip [[DebianPkg:p7zip|package]], [[DebianMan:7z.1|manual page]])
 * {{{.arc}}} (arc [[DebianPkg:arc|package]], [[DebianMan:arc.1|manual page]])
 * {{{.arj}}} (arj [[DebianPkg:arj|package]], [[DebianMan:arj.1|manual page]])
 * {{{.bz2}}} (bzip2 [[DebianPkg:bzip2|package]], [[DebianMan:bzip2.1|manual page]])
 * {{{.cab}}} (Microsoft Cabinet - [[DebianPkg:cabextract|package]], [[DebianMan:cabextract.1|manual page]])
 * {{{.lzh}}}
 * {{{.gz}}} (gzip [[DebianPkg:gzip|package]], [[DebianMan:gzip.1|manual page]])
 * {{{.rar}}} (WinRAR - non-free [[DebianPkg:p7zip-rar|package]])
 * {{{.rz, .rzip}}} (rzip [[DebianPkg:rzip|package]], [[DebianMan:rzip.1|manual page]])
 * {{{.tar, .tar.bz2, .tbz, .tar.gz, .tgz}}} (tar [[DebianPkg:tar|package]], [[DebianMan:tar.1|manual page]], see also TarBall)
 * {{{.xz}}} (xz-utils [[DebianPkg:xz-utils|package]])
 * {{{.zip}}} (zip [[DebianPkg:zip|package]], [[DebianMan:zip.1|manual page]])
 * {{{.zoo}}} (zoo [[DebianPkg:zoo|package]])


See also CategoryFileFormat

== See Also ==
 * TarBall

== External links ==

 * https://web.archive.org/web/20000925082746/http://www.linuxheadquarters.com/howto/basic/gz.shtml
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CategorySoftware
TODO: merge some pages from CategoryCompression
TODO: redirect CategoryCompression here

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CategorySoftware CategoryCompression CategoryCommandLineInterface

Translation(s): English - Français - Italiano - 日本語 (Nihongo) - Svenska - 简体中文 - Русский


  • Data compression involves encoding information using fewer bits than the original representation (reducing size).

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

Graphical

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

See Also


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


CategorySoftware CategoryCompression CategoryCommandLineInterface