How to Install 7-zip in Ubuntu
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How to Install 7-zip in Ubuntu

The 7-zip is an open-source compress and uncompress program which created for Windows, it supports a variety of archive formats consisting of its original format 7z as well as XZ, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and also BZIP2. 7zip is also commonly used to extract RAR, DEB, RPM and ISO files. In addition to secure archiving, 7zip also support AES-256 file encryption as well as self-extracting and multivolume archiving.

How to install 7zip (or p7zip) on Debian, Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

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What is a 7z file? 7zip is the most common compress and uncompress program. 7zip can compress and uncompress in the following format: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, XZ and TAR and support uncompress for the 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.

To install 7zip program in Ubuntu follow few steps below:

The first, let open Terminal app and run following command below:

sudo apt-get install p7zip-full

or

sudo apt-get install p7zip

or

sudo apt-get install p7zip-rar

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Difference between p7zip-full and p7zip, p7zip-rar

p7zip includes 7zr (a very little 7zip archive tool) that are able to handle its original 7z type only.

p7zip-full includes 7z that are able to support 7z, LZMA2, XZ, ZIP, CAB, GZIP, BZIP2, ARJ, TAR, CPIO, RPM, ISO and DEB.

p7zip-rar:includes a plugin for uncompress RAR files.

It is suggested to choose the p7zip-full package, so this is the full 7zip package that supports a lot of archive formats. Moreover, if you wish to extract RAR files, you also have to set up a p7zip-rar package. The cause for getting a different plugin package is as RAR is an exclusive format.

See more video tutorial below:

How to extract rar, zip, 7z files in Ubuntu

To extract any the compress files, just right click on archive file and then click on Extract Here from menu drop down.

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How to compress any files, folder by using 7zip in Ubuntu

Right-click on the files or folder you want, click on Compress option.

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Then, select the .7z, .zip, .rar which you want and click Create button.

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That's all.

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