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Recent versions of StuffIt will extract .xz archives, but they will not run on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. And using something like Fink, it should be possible to install xz-utils on 10.4, so that .xz archives can be extracted from the Terminal.

But is there any graphical application that will run on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, and which will extract .xz files?

It's OK if this application supports extracting .tar.xz archives in a single step, but not necessary, because if it extracts the .tar.xz file to a .tar file, even an older version of StuffIt can extract that.

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I'd give The Unarchiver a try. It's free, graphical, supports 10.4 and can extract .xz archives.

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The Unarchiver is superb. It's my utility of choice even on Lion. –  TJ Luoma Dec 18 '11 at 18:03
It's also available in the Mac App Store, as noted on the linked page. –  Caleb Huitt - cjhuitt Mar 23 '13 at 15:11
3 years later - I just found this answer and used it on an .xz file in Mavericks. Still works like a charm. –  abby hairboat Aug 28 at 23:52

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