GNOME Archive Manager

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Archive Manager
Developer(s)Paolo Bacchilega
Initial releaseMay 12, 2001; 21 years ago (2001-05-12)[1][2]
Stable release
3.42.0[3] Edit this on Wikidata / 20 March 2022; 11 months ago (20 March 2022)
Preview release
Written inC
Operating systemUnix-like
TypeFile archiver

Archive Manager (previously File Roller) is the file archiver of the GNOME desktop environment.[4]

Archive Manager can:[5]

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

File formats[edit]

Supporting the archive formats requires external back-end programs and libraries,[6] it supports:[7]


Archive Manager does not give the advanced options to compress using different levels of compression via GUI (High, Normal, Low/Fast, etc). This can be set however using dconf-editor, or the old gconf-editor on GNOME 2.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "File Roller (Old news)". Archived from the original on 2002-12-11. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  2. ^ "Initial revision (3d7d6e3c) · Commits · GNOME / File Roller · GitLab".
  3. ^; publication date: 20 March 2022; retrieved: 25 March 2022.
  4. ^ "File Roller makes archiving easy" Techrepublic. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  5. ^ "3.4.1. Using File Roller" Retrieved 25 November 2013
  6. ^ File Roller is only a graphical interface to archiving utilities
  7. ^ GNOME GitLab: File "supported-mime-types"

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