Downloads of v 3.1.0:


Last Update:

19 Nov 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Matt Holt


Archiver tar gz bz2 zip xz rar lz4 extract compress


3.1.0 | Updated: 19 Nov 2018



Downloads of v 3.1.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Matt Holt

archiver 3.1.0

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To install archiver, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade archiver, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall archiver, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade archiver -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade archiver -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure archiver installed
    name: archiver
    state: present
    version: 3.1.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'archiver' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.1.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: archiver,
    Version: 3.1.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller archiver
   Name     = 'archiver'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.1.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'archiver':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.1.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install archiver version="3.1.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 14 Jul 2020.


Package archiver makes it trivially easy to make and extract common archive formats such as .zip, and .tar.gz. Simply name the input and output file(s).

Files are put into the root of the archive; directories are recursively added, preserving structure.

The arc command runs the same cross-platform and has no external dependencies (not even libc); powered by the Go standard library, dsnet/compress, nwaples/rardecode, and ulikunitz/xz. Enjoy!

Supported formats/extensions:

  • .zip
  • .tar
  • .tar.gz and .tgz
  • .tar.bz2 and .tbz2
  • .tar.xz and .txz
  • .tar.lz4 and .tlz4
  • and .tsz
  • .rar (open only)

Command Use

Make a new archive:

# Syntax: arc archive [archive name] [input files...]

$ arc archive test.tar.gz file1.txt images/file2.jpg folder/subfolder

(At least one input file is required.)

To extract an archive:

# Syntax: arc unarchive [archive name] [destination]

$ arc unarchive test.tar.gz

(The destination path is optional; default is current directory.)

List archive contents

# Syntax: arc ls [archive name]

$ arc ls caddy_dist.tar.gz
drwxr-xr-x  matt    staff   0       2018-09-19 15:47:18 -0600 MDT   dist/
-rw-r--r--  matt    staff   6148    2017-08-07 18:34:22 -0600 MDT   dist/.DS_Store
-rw-r--r--  matt    staff   22481   2018-09-19 15:47:18 -0600 MDT   dist/CHANGES.txt
-rw-r--r--  matt    staff   17189   2018-09-19 15:47:18 -0600 MDT   dist/EULA.txt
-rw-r--r--  matt    staff   25261   2016-03-07 16:32:00 -0700 MST   dist/LICENSES.txt
-rw-r--r--  matt    staff   1017    2018-09-19 15:47:18 -0600 MDT   dist/README.txt
-rw-r--r--  matt    staff   288     2016-03-21 11:52:38 -0600 MDT   dist/

The archive name must end with a supported file extension - this is how it knows what kind of archive to make. Run archiver -h for more help.

$packageName = 'archiver'
$url64 = ''
$checksum64 = 'c9a388a66d7f87cbdb1ca42d08721c4f894e6028fe3250e66a0100cdb7e5205d'
$checksumType64 = 'sha256'

$destination = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$file = "$($destination)\arc.exe"

if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($destination)) {[System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($destination)}

Get-ChocolateyWebFile `
  -PackageName    $packageName `
  -FileFullPath   $file `
  -Url            $url64 `
  -Url64bit       $url64 `
  -Checksum       $checksum64 `
  -Checksum64     $checksum64 `
  -ChecksumType   $checksumType64 `
  -ChecksumType64 $checksumType64

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
archiver 3.0.0 111 Thursday, November 8, 2018 Approved
archiver 2.1 281 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Approved
archiver 2.0 685 Monday, July 24, 2017 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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