Oct 042008

Xarchiver is a lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with the GTK+2 toolkit. Xarchiver has been designed from the ground up to be fast and easy-to-use. Its user interface is clean and intuitive, and does not include any confusing or useless options. Xarchiver includes support for 7-zip, arj, bzip2, gzip, rar, lha, deb, rpm (works without the RPM executable), tar and zip archives through the relevant command line tools. Password detection is automatic for arj, zip and rar files. Password encryption is available for these file types, as well as 7-zip. Xarchiver can also generate self-extracting binaries from zip and 7-zip archives. It supports drag and drop through the XDS protocol, and Firefox-like tabs.

Install Xarchiver

Xarchiver can be installed using one of the following 1-click installs based on your openSUSE version.

openSUSE 11.0
Xarchiver 1-click install
openSUSE 10.3

Xarchiver 1-click install

openSUSE 10.2

Xarchiver 1-click install

This should download the YaST MetaPackage file (YMP) for Xarchiver and launch the YaST Package manager for installation. Click next on the window showing the selected repositories and next again on the package selection window and finally click Next on the installation proposal window. This should add the required repositories (click import when prompted to import the GPG Keys) and install Xarchiver and required dependencies. Click Finish when the installation is completed succesfully.

Repository selection Package selection

Installation proposal Successful installation

This should add Xarchiver to “Applications – Utilities – Archiving” menu as “Archive Manager
Xarchiver in Menu
Click “Archive manager” to launch Xarchiver.

To open an existing Archive file (tar.gz) for instance, click File -open menu and click the archive file and click Extract button.
Xarchiver extracting archive
In the extract screen, select the extract to location, select the option “All” or “Only Selected” and extract options like “overwrite existing files” or “Extract files in Full path” and click extract.
extract options
To create a new Archive file, click File – new and enter the file name and then choose the Archive type (Tar or tar.gz or tar.bz) and then select files that needs to be added to the archive.
Create archive
Xarchiver is a simple lightweight Archiver for Linux. Click here to visit the project homepage