7Zip - Open Source Compression and Extraction Software

7zip is free and open source applications developed by Igor Pavlov. 7zip can run with a GUI or CLI on Windows. And CLI on Linux and MAC.

Initially 7zip is only designed to compete with other file formats like Zip and RAR. But the newest version already supports many other file formats including Zip and RAR.

This application does not like WinZip and WinRAR is commercial and licensed, 7zip is free and open source applications, which means freely used, modified and redistributed.

7zip also supports many advanced features that sometimes are not found even in commercial applications such as encryption AES 256-bit compatible with both WinZip file or folder level.

Main 7Zip Features
  • High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression and LZMA2
  • Supported formats:
    • Compression/decompression: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
    • Decompression only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z.
  • For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides compression ratio can be 20-10% better compression ratio than the PKZip and WinZip
  • AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
  • Self-extracting capability for 7z format
  • Integration with Windows graphic interface
  • A powerful file manage
  • Powerful command line version
  • Plugin for Far Manager
  • Available in 79 languages

Download, Installation and Usage Instructions

7zip for Windows

Download the windows version from the download link below.

download 7zip

Install 7zip just like installing software downloaded usual.

After the install is complete, we can directly use it to compress, extract, or just open the archive with a graphical interface.

7zip for Debian Linux and Derivatives (ubuntu, etc)

For those who use linux are directly connected to the Internet can be directly installed via the terminal with apt-get method (recommended).
The trick, first open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T)
Then type the command

$ sudo apt-get install p7zip-full
7zip will then be downloaded and installed automatically.

For the Linux root is not connected to the Internet, download debian packages for debian operating system and its derivatives here

download 7zip

To perform the installation, how can the installer package or via the terminal.

To install with the installer package simply by double clicking on the package that has been installed. Then in the windows installer package, click Install Package.

To install through the terminal, first open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T).
Move to the directory where the package is located.
For example, I put the package in the Downloads folder,

$ cd Downloads

Then type the command to install

$ sudo dpkg -i p7zip_9.20.1~dfsg.1-3_i386.deb

How to operate the 7zip in linux

to compress the data directly using the command

$ p7zip [file name]

to extract data using the command

$ p7zip -d [file name]

This article will be updated next time to discuss the installation and user 7zip on other operating systems ..




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