Bloat - for all your extraction needs


Bloat requires that you have the following utilities to use it to its full potential (however you can run bloat with as few utilities installed as you like):

Ar (part of binutils)

An archive format generally used to bundle libraries together.
[ Official Site | Web Search ]


BZip2 has superior compression to GNU zip in most cases, and is being used more frequently.
[ Official Site | Web Search ]

GNU tar

Tar is a very commonly used format, and it is almost vital that you have it.
[ Official Site | Web Search ]


Tar/Gzip is one of the most commonly used archive formats.
[ Official Site | Web Search (alternate) ]


An old compression format.
[ LHA Utility Download | Web Search ]


Needed if you intend to work with files compressed with Microsoft's compress utility.
[ Unofficial Download Server | Web Search ]


p7zip is a *nix port of 7za.exe, the 7-zip command-line interface, used to extract 7-zip files.
[ Official Site | Web Search ]


A compression format, required for extracting RPMs. NOTE: bloat only works with pax 1 and pax 3.
[ Unofficial Download Server | Web Search ]


A package manager, used by Red Hat, Fedora and Mandrake, amongst others. You will most likely already have this.
[ Official Download Site | Web Search ]


UmodPack is a utility to manipulate Unreal/Unreal Tournament modification files. If you want to extract .umod files, you'll need umod from UmodPack.
[ Official Site | Web Search ]


Ace is a compression format, primarily used on Windows. Do not let the URL put you off; it does contain a Linux download.
[ Official Site | Web Search ]


An old DOS compression format.
[ Unofficial Download Server | Web Search ]


A not-so-widely-used commercial compression method, with superior compression to zip.
[ Official Site | Web Search ]


A very commonly used compression/archive format on Windows/DOS.
[ InfoZIP Unzip | Web Search ]


uz2unpack is a fast utility for extracting compressed UT2004/UT2003 (.uz2) files.
[ Unofficial Binary Download | Unofficial Source Download | Web Search ]