How To Install Xarchiver Archive Manager In Ubuntu 18.04 – A Best Gnome Archive Manager For Linux

In this article, we are going to learn how to install Xarchiver archive manager in Ubuntu 18.04. Xarchiver is an open-source Gnome archive manager application used to archive the files & directories and save the output file into various archive formats like .zip, .bzip2, .rar and so on. You can also use this application to extract the archived files of various file formats. It’s an nice light weight application comes with some nice features mentioned below:

  • Xarchiver archive manager is capable of archive files & directories and set a password to the archive file.
  • You can add the files & directories into various archive file formats i.e. gzip, bzip2, 7zip, rar, zip…etc..& also can extract all mentioned archived files formats using this application.
  • Rename files in an archived state.
  • Add files & directories to the archive by drag & drop.
  • You can just copy or cut a particular file from an archived file using Xarchiver Gnome archive manager and paste it to somewhere outside in any directory.

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How To Install Xarchiver Archive Manager In Ubuntu 18.04 – A Best Gnome Archive Manager For Linux

How To Install Xarchiver Archive Manager In Ubuntu 18.04 – A Best Gnome Archive Manager For Linux

Follow the below steps to install Xarchiver archive manager in Ubuntu 18.04 – A best Gnome archive manager for Linux

Before starting the installation of the Xarchiver archive manager let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 18.04 using the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ 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

Also Read – How To Install 7Zip (7z) Archive Tool In Ubuntu 18.04

Now after update the packages & repositories we are ready to install the Xarchiver Gnome archive manager package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ 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 below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ 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

Now to open the application just type the command xarchiver on shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ xarchiver   # Open the Xarchiver Gnome archive manager
How To Install Xarchiver Archive Manager In 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 below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ 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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