/ dezip /  

what is this?

dezip is a website for browsing source code archives.

to use it, type in your address bar, then the address of the archive file, like this:

what motivated you to make it?

discomfort with the centralization of software development into sites like github and gitlab. convenient source code browsing shouldn't be coupled so tightly to repository hosting services.

which protocols and archive formats are supported?

currently, the following protocols are supported: ftp://, gemini://, gopher://, http://, and https://; and the following archive formats, identified by file extension: .zip, .tgz, .tar.gz, .tb2, .tbz, .tbz2, .tar.bz2, .txz, and .tar.xz.

is there a way to search?

yeah! click the magnifying glass button or press f to bring up the search field. selected text will appear in the field automatically (so you don't have to copy and paste it). press enter to search. j and k move forward and backward through search results.

where can i find the source code?

the current version is available here: [browse]

see for build instructions.

older versions

who made this?

dezip was made by ian henderson. feel free to email me at or contact me on twitter at @ianh_.