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How to install 7zip, zip or unzip on Ubuntu, Linux

On July, 2015. Posted in Ubuntu

7-Zip is an open resource file archiver. 7-Zip works with the 7z archive format, but will be able to read and write a few other archive formats. 7-zip was that originally type for windows but now you can utilize it on Ubuntu. 7zip also have own achieve format that known as 7z.

7zip is a compression format files has a great performance and a high rate of compression, it is by this that it has considerably increased its popularity for some time. 7zip support uncompress for following format APM, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, LZMA2, MBR, MSI, MSLZ, NSIS, NTFS, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z. Installing 7zip on Ubuntu is very simple and you can see tutorial below.

Difference when comparing p7zip-full and p7zip.

7zip-full" includes "7z" and "7za" archives even though "p7zip" includes "p7r" archive. So that p7zip supplies 7zr (liter version of 7za/7z) and documentation while p7zip-full supplies 7z (with 7z. so), 7za, 7zCon. sfx (to create auto extractible store), and documentation.


How to install 7zip on Ubuntu

The Frist, to start the installation 7zip on Ubuntu, let open the terminal by pressing CTL + ALT + T on keyboard.

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At the interface Terminal, type command below:

sudo apt-get install p7zip-full

Then: You = are able to install 7-Zip extension for Ark to extract the .rar files too. Let use this command below in the terminal.

sudo apt-get install p7zip-rar

That's All and now enjoy make a .zip and unzip any files over Ubuntu Desktop if you want.

How to compress files / folder by 7zip in Ubuntu

To compress, let select the file or folder and choose right-click. Then, Click on Compress.

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Select the format which you want (.rar, .zip, etc) and click on Compress

How to extract rar files in Ubuntu

To extract rar or other supported format (click to see the supported format).

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Then, right-click on archive file and click on Extract here. Done