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File Roller
Fileroller screenshot.png
Developer(s) Paolo Bacchilega
Stable release 2.28.1 / October 19 2009
Preview release 2.27.92 / September 7 2009
Written in C
Operating system Linux, Solaris, BSD, other Unix-like
Type File archiver
License GPL

File Roller is the archive manager of the GNOME desktop environment.



File Roller Archive Manager can:

  • Create and modify archives.
  • View the content of an archive.
  • View a file contained in the archive.
  • Extract files from the archive.

File Formats

File Roller supports the following file formats: (Note: Backend programs are needed. File Roller is only a frontend.[1])

  • 7z (.7z)
  • ar (.ar)
  • ARJ (.arj)
  • gzip (.tar.gz , .tgz)
  • bzip ( , .tbz)
  • bzip2 (.tar.bz2 , .tbz2)
  • compress (.tar.Z , .taz)
  • LZO (.tar.lzo , .tzo)
  • JAR archives (.jar , .ear , .war)
  • LHA archives (.lzh)
  • RAR archives (.rar)
  • Stuffit archives (.bin, .sit)
  • tar
  • ZIP archives (.zip)
  • Zoo archives (.zoo)
  • Single files compressed with gzip, bzip, bzip2, compress, LZO
  • ISO images (.iso) (read-only)
  • DEB (.deb) (read-only)
  • RPM (.rpm) (read-only)


  • File Roller doesn't support multi-volume archives for the 7z format (the ability to view or create archives divided into multiple files).[2]

See also

External links


  1. ^ File Roller is only a graphical interface to archiving utilities
  2. ^ How to Use 7zip in Ubuntu Linux Without Knowing Commands


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