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Thread: How to Install 7zip on Linux

  1. #1
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    Apr 2008

    How to Install 7zip on Linux

    By default, Linux (Ubuntu anyway), the compression format 7-zip is not present. This is unfortunate because this format has a very good compression ratio. Linux users often notice a a compressed file with the extension 7z or 7za. These files have been compressed using 7-Zip. To unzip these files on Ubuntu and derivatives we need to install the 7-zip program.

    How to install 7-zip and support for 7z archives of your favorite OS

    Just enter the following command line:

    sudo apt-get install p7zip
    Then, to compress, you as usual with the feature "Create Archive" is available when you right-click a file in Gnome. Or, you can compress it by hand:
    p7zip mystuff
    and unpack it by hand:
    p7zip -d mystuff.7z
    I have installed 7-Zip, and so I can open files compressed with this program and compress to this format. I remember once 7zip installed on Ubuntu does not have a dedicated graphical interface like Windows but integrates the transmission of compressed files. Therefore, when we're going to click with the right mouse button on a file or folder and we will select Compress 7zip format appear among those available: just select it and we have the compressed file in that format.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009

    Re: How to Install 7zip on Linux

    Just last night I was needing to decompress a .7 z file type is the first time I met with compressed files with this extension in my years of using linux and thought could not but obviously I was wrong. The truth is quite simple and only need to install p7zip application that is installed as follows:
    sudo apt-get install p7zip
    It worked for me well.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2010

    Re: How to Install 7zip on Linux

    For linux users, there’s command-line version named p7zip. Here are the steps to install p7zip:
    • Download p7zip_9.04_src_all.tar.bz2
    • Extract the file: tar xjvf p7zip_9.04_src_all.tar.bz2
    • Go to the folder p7zip_9.04 as result of extraction.
    • Edit file if you want to change the DEST_HOME
    • You must be root to do the installation.
    • make
    • make install
    • After finish installation, you can use command 7za
    • 7za --help

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    Re: How to Install 7zip on Linux

    It is good to hear that a Linux User experience can decompress file compressed with 7zip (or similar) and not worry to install additional software on favorite distro. It is true that 7zip is longer in compression but it seems much faster at decompression than gzip and bzip2. By cons about compression, take my example a directory that contains documents of any and the compression gain is still 10% but becomes insignificant.

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