p7zip

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p7zip is command line port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux.

Installation

Install the p7zip package which is available in the official repositories.

The command to run the program is the following:

$ 7z

Examples

To extract all files from an archive to the current directory without using directory names, run:

$ 7za e <archive name>

To extract with full paths, run:

$ 7za x <archive name>

To extract into a new directory, run:

$ 7za x -o<folder name> <archive name>

Differences between 7z, 7za and 7zr binaries

The package includes three binaries, /usr/bin/7z, /usr/bin/7za, and /usr/bin/7zr. Their manual pages explain the differences:

  • 7z uses plugins to handle archives.
  • 7za is a stand-alone executable. 7za handles fewer archive formats than 7z, but does not need any others.
  • 7zr is a stand-alone executable. 7zr handles fewer archive formats than 7z, but does not need any others. 7zr is a "light-version" of 7za that only handles 7z archives.

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