- title Archive Manager (File Roller)
Archive Manager (File Roller) is Ubuntu's default application for handling the creation, modification and extraction of archives. File Roller supports a wide range of archive formats, and is well integrated into the Nautilus File Browser. Some formats are [[UbuntuHelp:[nonDefaultFormats|not installed by default in Ubuntu]]].
File Roller does not have a menu entry by default. This is because of its tight integration with the File Browser. However you can still launch it by pressing Alt+F2 and typing:
Supported archive formats should automatically be opened by the Archive Manager when you double click on them. Then you can add files and folders, and extract archived ones. Drag and drop between the Archive Manager and the File Browser is supported as well.
Within the File Browser, archives can be created and extracted by using the right click context menu. Existing archives have an Extract Here option, which will extract the archive's folders into the current folder. Selected files and folders have a Create Archive option, which allows you to set where to make the archive and what format it should be.
Installed by default in Ubuntu
The following archive formats are well supported, and installed by default in File Roller:
|gzip||.tar.gz, .tgz, .gz||Compressed .tar or compressed single file|
|bzip||.tar.bz, .tbz, .bz||Compressed .tar or compressed single file|
|bzip2||.tar.bz2, .tbz2, .bz2||Compressed .tar or compressed single file|
|LZMA||.tar.lzma, .lzma||Compressed .tar or compressed single file|
|JAR||.jar, .ear, .war|
Not installed by default in Ubuntu
The following formats require additional packages to be used. They may have incomplete support, with some requiring non-free software to have full support.
|7zip||.7z|| Needs the |
|compress||.Z, .tar.Z, .taz|| Needs the |
|shar||.shar|| Needs the |
|lZO||.lzo, .tar.lzo, .tzo|| Needs the |
|LHA||.lzh, .lha|| Needs the |
|ARJ||.arj|| Needs the |
|ACE||.ace|| Needs the |
|RAR||.rar|| Needs the |