Linux archive manager,
Open Source WinRar WinZip alternative app
PeaZip is an
Open Source (LGPLv3) cross platform archive manager
encryption and compression functions, which open and extract
over 200 archive types including mainstream formats like 7Z / XZ / TXZ,
ACE (*), BZ2 / TBZ, Brotli BR,
GZ / TGZ, ISO, RAR, TAR, WIM, ZIP, ZIPX, Zstandard
ZST and more.
Open Source alternative to WinRar, WinZip and similar propietary
GNU/Linux systems, PeaZip provides high
7Z, ARC, PAQ formats), supports
encryption / decryption of several
archive types, supporting multiple
(AES, Serpent, Twofish, Blowfish), open and extract proprietary formats
provide secure delete
recoverable data erasure), compute file hash and checksum
duplicate content and verify data integrity, split and join files.
(*) Extraction of ACE archives requires separate unace plugin
(closed source) available on PeaZip
Extraction of RAR / RAR5 archives is natively supported (p7zip Open
Source unrar implementation), separate linux unrar
- based on RarLab's code - is provided solely as alternative rar
Compression to ACE and RAR archives is not supported due the closed
of the formats.
- pre-built PeaZip archive
manager packages for
various systems, mostly BSD
and Linux distros, on pkgs.org and Repology
|PeaZip archive manager
pre-built packages are targeted to a generic Linux machine, and are not
built for a specific distribution or version.
So, it is preferable building from sources or, whenever it is possible,
recommended to install a distribution / version specific package from
the official repositories of your Linux distribution rather than the
generic binary packages here provided on PeaZip domain.
If a distribution / version specific build
of PeaZip is not available
for your Linux system, it is a
very welcome help to PeaZip project if
you request to add it, contacting the maintainers of your repositories.
PEAZIP FOR LINUX X86-64 (AMD64) DOWNLOAD
See complete change
log and release notes for list of updates and new features of
PeaZip for Linux.
x86-64 (amd64) is a native build for Linux
x86 64 bit and does not
require ia-32 libraries to be installed in order to work, but please
note some 32 bit-only backend binaries may still require ia-32 libs or
may have other specific dependencies, see optional formats dependencies
PeaZip is fully modular, so each backend can be removed without
problem, to be replaced with i.e. a recompiled binary, or a newer
version - until the same syntax is honored.
the GNU/Linux x86 download page
installed on x86-64 systems if ia-32 libs are present.
LINUX INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
PeaZip Portable package (TAR.GZ
format) is built to be as self-contained as possbile and can be
used on any distribution, regardless the software package manager, it
can be simply extracted and launched
starting peazip executable - starting "peazip" binary in console
more feedback in case of problems running the application.
DEB packages are supported by Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, and similar
RPM packages are for Fedora, CentOS, Suse and similar distributions.
Due RPM dependencies checking, the base package does not contain some
of the backend executable that can raise incompatibilities with some
systems, which can be installed separately from Additional Formats Plugin
|Structure of PeaZip for Linux packages:
The minimum common structure of
installable package for PeaZip needs to contain:
main application's binary
/usr/lib/peazip/pea binary, contains routines for PEA format,
encryption, hashing etc
directory, contain application's resources
directory contains binary,
architecture-dependent resources (binaries of p7zip, brotli, paq,
/usr/lib/peazip/res/share shortcut points to /usr/share/peazip directory,
containing non architecture-dependent resources (texts, graphics)
(if OpenDesktop configuration folder variable is not set it is used
$HOME/.config/peazip) directory containing user-specific configuration
PeaZip Portable packages contains all needed files into application's
directory, here called (peazip),
which ca be saved anywhere the user prefers.
Portable packages needs (peazip)/res/portable, an empty file to tell
the app to run as Portable version.
contains architecture-dependent binary files.
res/share shortcut which in installable versions points to
non-binary resources in /usr/share/peazip is replaced in Portable
packages by an actual directory named (peazip)/res/share
the non-architecture dependant content.
Being largely independent from underlying system, it can be used as is
on different OS, unless the package maintainer whishes to add or remove
OS specific features (i.e. reg scripts on Windows machines).
Portable versions saves user configuration in (peazip)/res/conf
may require to
install some components of gtk/gdk libraries, as i.e. libgdk_pixbuf,
or libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 (missing in out-of-the box recent Debian
distributions), see full list of dependencies
for running GTK2 packages.
Qt5 packages provides
libQt5Pas.so.1.2.6 which is
required to run the Qt version of PeaZip. The binary, or equivalent to
libQt5Pas.so.1, must be installed in /usr/local/lib or equivalent
directory, such as /usr/lib. You can get up to date libQt5Pas.so using
distribution-specific tools, i.e. apt-get install package:architecture,
or copying the file manually and running ldconfig. See full list of dependencies
for running Qt packages.
freedesktop_integration folder, inside PeaZip
archive manager directory, provides sample
customize integration of installable version, and for system
integration (file associations,
extraction context menu entries, program's icons) of Portable version
so it can fully replace the installable package.
An utter alternative (which can also be used for 7-Zip) can be running
one of PeaZip Windows packages through Wine
- as for other Windows file compression utilities like Winrar or
WinZip, but with the advantage of replacing proprietary software with
an Open Source alternative app.
Synopsis: Download page
of PeaZip for Linux x86-64 / amd64. Cross platform Free Software
archive manager application. Open Source WinRar WinZip alternative for
Linux systems. Desktop neutral archive manager. Download PeaZip DEB, Flatpack, RPM,
portable packages. GTK and Qt