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patool 1.12

Portable archive file manager

Patool provides a unified command line interface for a plethora of archivers. It supports the following archive formats natively:

  • TAR (.tar, .cbt)

  • BZIP2 (.bz2)

  • GZIP (.gz)

  • ZIP (zip, .jar, .cbz).

The archive formats below are also supported as long as the corresponding compressor or archiver commands are available:

  • 7z (.7z, .cb7)

  • ACE (.ace, .cba)

  • ADF (.adf)

  • ALZIP (.alz)

  • APE (.ape)

  • AR (.a)

  • ARC (.arc)

  • ARJ (.arj)

  • CAB (.cab)


  • CPIO (.cpio)

  • DEB (.deb)

  • DMS (.dms)

  • FLAC (.flac)

  • GZIP (.gz)

  • ISO (.iso)

  • LRZIP (.lrz)

  • LZH (.lha, .lzh)

  • LZIP (.lz)

  • LZMA (.lzma)

  • LZOP (.lzo)

  • RPM (.rpm)

  • RAR (.rar, .cbr)

  • RZIP (.rz)

  • SHN (.shn)

  • TAR (.tar, .cbt)

  • XZ (.xz)

  • ZOO (.zoo).


Install patool 1.12 as follows:

guix install patool@1.12

Or install the latest version:

guix install patool

You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting your user profile. See the guix shell documentation for more information.