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File Roller is an archive manager for the GNOME environment. As an archive manager, it can create and modify archives, view the content of an archive, view a file contained in the archive, and extract files from the archive. File Roller is only a frontend (a graphical interface) to archiving programs like tar and zip. Note that the stable branch is for Gnome 1.4 and the beta branch is for Gnome 2.0. FileRoller supports the following formats: tar archives uncompressed (.tar) or compressed with gzip (.tar.gz , .tgz), bzip ( , .tbz), bzip2 (.tar.bz2 , .tbz2), compress (.tar.Z , .taz), lzop (.tar.lzo , .tzo); Zip archives (.zip); Jar archives (.jar , .ear , .war); Lha archives (.lzh); Rar archives (.rar); Single files compressed with gzip, bzip, bzip2, compress, and lzop.


Download version 2.10.3 (stable)
released on 23 April 2005

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey30 July 2002

Leaders and contributors

Claudio Bley Contributor
Paolo Bacchilega Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Developer Mailing List Info/Archive
Developer VCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use oaf >= 0.6.5
Required to use bonobo >= 1.0.0
Required to use gnome-libs >= 1.2.0
Required to use gnome-vfs >= 1.0.0
Required to use gdk-pixbuf >= 0.9.0
Required to use libglade >= 0.14

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 28 April 2005.


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