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This tutorial shows how to install PeaZip file archive manager and setup file manager integration in Ubuntu Desktop.

PeaZip is a free open-source archive manager for Windows, Linux, macOS, and BSD. It’s based on open source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, Brotli, FreeArc, PAQ, Zstandard, and PEA projects. And, supports over 200 archive types including 7Z / XZ / TXZ, ACE (*), BZ2 / TBZ, Brotli BR, GZ / TGZ, ISO, RAR, TAR, WIM, ZIP, ZIPX, ZPAQ, Zstandard ZST and more.

The free file archiver is easy to install in Ubuntu and other Linux through its official binary package. It provides a GUI window, and integrates well into file manager context menu.

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peazip 5.2.0

PeaZip file manager and file archiver has reached the 5.9.1 release recently. Here’s a quick tip for you how to install it in 64-bit Ubuntu.

PeaZip website provides the .deb binaries for Debian/Ubuntu based systems, but the software does not launch after installing it on 64-bit Ubuntu. The workaround is to simply install the 32-bit dependency libraries.

PeaZip File Archiver in Ubuntu

1. Go to link below:

PeaZip download archive

select download

  • peazip_x.x.x.LINUX.GTK2-2_i386.deb for 32-bit Ubuntu
  • peazip_x.x.x.LINUX.GTK2-2_all.deb for 64-bit Ubuntu

2. For 32-bit machine just install the package and you’re done.

The 64-bit package requires ia-32 libs, which is no available in Ubuntu since Ubuntu 13.10. The “fix” is to simply install the 32bit dependency libraries on 64bit Ubuntu, and that’s how multiarch works.

So first open terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, paste below command and run to install dependencies:

sudo apt-get install libatk1.0-0:i386 libc6:i386 libcairo2:i386 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libpango1.0-0:i386 libx11-6:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386

Then click to open and install downloaded PeaZip binary via Software Center or Gdebi.

3. You may right-click on one of your RAR, ZIP, TAR, etc. files, go to the Properties -> Open With tab. Finally select PeaZip as the default application to open these file formats.


PeaZip 5.2.0 released, How to Install it in Ubuntu

Last updated: November 26, 2013

peazip 5.2.0

PeaZip 5.2.0, the free and open-source file and archive manager has been released recently. This version contains mainly 177 new files support and very_fast mode to Secure delete.

PeaZip 5.2.0 changelog:


  • UPX 3.91


  • (Windows Vista and newer) Improved UAC integration for archiving and extraction functions
  • Improved file deletion modes
    • Added very_fast mode (single pass random data) to Secure delete
    • Fast mode (two pass random data) is now default mode for secure delete
    • Added Zero delete, deletion mode overwriting existing file with all 0
  • (Windows) Introduced free space deletion modes
    • Added Secure delete free space, overwriting with random data multiple times (same as secure file delete)
    • Added Zero delete free space, overwriting with all 0 to improve compressibility of filesystem (i.e. disk image backup, virtual machine optimization)
  • Re-introduced local help file for offline support
  • Various fixes and improvements
    • (Linux) fixed using output path as working directory


  • “Extract all to” starts from input folder (or default extraction path, if set)
  • Implemented extract/archive to original input folder: multiple input files from different paths can be extracted/archived each in its own path in a single pass

177 file extensions supported

  • Added support for .msu (Microsoft update) and .mpp (Microsoft Project file)

Download & Install PeaZip 5.2.0

The source code, Windows EXE, Ubuntu DEB, Fedora RPM packages are available in sourceforge page

For Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and higher, you may need the libgmp3c2 package.

For Nautilus integration, read this post

peazip ubuntu 13.10


Want to use ‘Extract Here’, ‘Add to Archive’, and so forth with PeaZip in Nautilus’ context menu? Well, here’s how to well integrate PeaZip into Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy & Ubuntu 13.04 Raring via Nautilus scripts.

integrate peazip into nautilus

integrate peazip into nautilus

Because PeaZip for Linux comes default with the scripts, all you need to do is move them into the correct location.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, follow the steps below:

1. For installed version, the PeaZip should be installed under /usr/local/share/PeaZip. Run command to move the scripts:

cd /usr/local/share/PeaZip/FreeDesktop_integration/nautilus-scripts/Archiving/PeaZip/

sudo mv * ~/.local/share/nautilus/scripts

2. For portable version, just go to the PeaZip directory “FreeDesktop_integration/nautilus-scripts/Archiving/PeaZip/”, copy and paste all scripts to “user HOME/.local/share/nautilus/scripts”.

peazip scripts for nautilus

3. After that, restart Nautilus file browser and done.

nautilus -q

peazip-logoThis tutorial shows how to install PeaZip 5.1 in Ubuntu 13.04 and fix the dependency problem. PeaZip depends on libgmp3c2, but it’s no longer available in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring and Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy.

As you may know, PeaZip is a free Zip files utility which supports 150+ archive formats. With it, you can compress, convert, split, encrypt, secure delete, open RAR TAR 7Z ZIP ZIPX CAB ISO files.

To get started, first download and install the libgmp3c2 package from the below links. You may check 32-bit or 64-bit by System Settings -> Details.

libgmp3c2 32-bit deb

libgmp3c2 64-bit deb

NOTE: I don’t know why this package is removed from Ubuntu repository. It may conflict with other packages on your system and cause problem. Use it at your own risk!

Now, download and install the peazip_5.1.0.LINUX.GTK2-2_all.deb from

peazip ubuntu

You may need a restart to see the PeaZip icon in Unity Dash.