How to install the Xarchiver Archive Manager on Ubuntu 18.04 – A Best Gnome Archive Manager for Linux

In this article, you will learn how to install Xarchiver Archive Manager in Ubuntu 18.04. Xarchiver is an open source application for the Gnome Archive Manager, with which the files and directories are archived and the output file is saved in various archive formats such as .zip, .bzip2, .rar etc. With this application you can also extract the archived files of various file formats. It’s a nice, lightweight application that offers some of the features below:

  • The Xarchiver archive manager can archive files and directories and set a password for the archive file.
  • You can add the files and directories in various archive file formats, i.e. H. Gzip, bzip2, 7zip, rar, zip etc. & can also use this application to extract all of the archived file formats mentioned.
  • Rename files in an archived state.
  • Add files and directories to the archive using drag & drop.
  • You can simply copy a specific file with the Xarchiver Gnome Archive Manager or cut it from an archived file and paste it into any directory.

More information can be found on the official website Here!

How to install the Xarchiver Archive Manager on Ubuntu 18.04 – A Best Gnome Archive Manager for Linux

Follow the steps below to install the Xarchiver Archive Manager on Ubuntu 18.04 – A Best Gnome Archive Manager for Linux

Before you start installing the Xarchiver Archive Manager, update the Ubuntu 18.04 packages and repositories with the following command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease
Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease
Reading package lists... Done

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After upgrading the packages and repositories, you can now install the Xarchiver Gnome Archive Manager package. So let’s go ahead and install the same with the following command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install xarchiver   # Install Xarchiver Package
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  p7zip-full
Suggested packages:
  p7zip-rar arj lhasa rar rpm unar
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  p7zip-full xarchiver
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 440 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,319 kB of archives.
After this operation, 5,284 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y   ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 p7zip-full amd64 9.20.1~dfsg.1-4.2 [919 kB]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 xarchiver amd64 1:0.5.4-2 [400 kB]
Fetched 1,319 kB in 3s (344 kB/s)  
Selecting previously unselected package p7zip-full.
(Reading database ... 174198 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../p7zip-full_9.20.1~dfsg.1-4.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking p7zip-full (9.20.1~dfsg.1-4.2) ...
Selecting previously unselected package xarchiver.
Preparing to unpack .../xarchiver_1%3a0.5.4-2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking xarchiver (1:0.5.4-2) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for doc-base (0.10.7) ...
Processing 1 added doc-base file...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+18.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Setting up p7zip-full (9.20.1~dfsg.1-4.2) ...
Setting up xarchiver (1:0.5.4-2) ...

As you can see above, we have successfully installed the Xarchiver Archive Manager package. To confirm the same reference to the following command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l xarchiver   # Confirm the installed Package
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
+++-====================================-=======================-=======================-=============================================================================
ii  xarchiver                            1:0.5.4-2               amd64                   GTK+ frontend for most used compression formats

To open the application, simply enter the command xarchiver at shell prompt. See the following command.

[email protected]:~$ xarchiver   # Open the Xarchiver Gnome archive manager

How to install the Xarchiver Archive Manager on Ubuntu 18.04 - A Best Gnome Archive Manager for Linux

Xarchiver Archive Manager application

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To uninstall the Xarchiver Gnome Archive Manager application, you can use the following command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -r xarchiver   # Uninstall the application
(Reading database ... 174341 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing xarchiver (1:0.5.4-2) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+18.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for doc-base (0.10.7) ...
Processing 1 removed doc-base file...

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