Multi-format archive and compression library
The source distribution includes the libarchive library, the bsdtar and bsdcpio command-line programs, full test suite, and documentation.
The libarchive library features:
The bsdtar and bsdcpio command-line utilities are feature- and performance-competitive with other tar and cpio implementations:
- Reads a variety of formats, including tar, pax, cpio, zip, xar, lha, ar, cab, mtree, rar, and ISO images.
- Writes tar, pax, cpio, zip, xar, ar, ISO, mtree, and shar archives.
- Automatically handles archives compressed with gzip, bzip2, lzip, xz, lzma, or compress.
- Unique format conversion feature.
New BSD License
The issue tracker for libarchive is hosted on GitHub.
To report a general issue, use the issue tracker. For pull requests, use GitHub's pull request feature.
GitHub Actions (Ubuntu, macOS, Windows)
Cirrus CI (FreeBSD)
Fedora copr (Fedora, EPEL)
CDash (big endian)
Downloads for all releases are available at the downloads page (downloads).
You can download this project in either zip or tar formats.
You can also clone the project with Git
$ git clone https://github.com/libarchive/libarchive