7-zip is a free utility used to place groups of files within containers called "archives". It is developed by Igor Pavlov and was first released in 1999. 7-zip uses its own 7z archive format, but can also read and write several other archive formats. The command-line tool is accessible from a command line interface, as well as a user interface and window-based shell integration. To download 7-zip for free for Linix, follow the link on this page.
The features of 7-zip on Linux
7-zip runs on all major operating systems, including Linux. 7-zip offers several features that make it a great choice for compressing files:
- has a high compression ratio, meaning that it can compress files to a smaller size than other programs;
- can keep file quality intact, even when compression is applied;
- offers various options for users to customize their experience;
- support for a variety of file formats, making it a versatile tool for compressing and decompressing files;
- lossless file compression - ensures that no data is lost when files are compressed.
How to download and use 7-zip on Linux
- Click the "Download" link on this page.
- Once the download is complete, open the file and follow the instructions to install 7-zip on your Linux machine.
How to use 7-zip on Linux
- To compress a file or folder using 7-zip, open the 7-zip File Manager and navigate to the file or folder you wish to compress.
- Right-click on the file or folder and select "Add to archive" from the context menu.
- In the "Add to archive" dialog box, select the desired compression format and options.
- Click "OK" to compress the file or folder.
- To decompress a 7-zip compressed file or folder, open the 7-zip File Manager and navigate to the file or folder you wish to decompress.
- Right-click on the file or folder and select "Extract Here" from the context menu.
- 7-zip will decompress the file or folder to its original state.
7-zip is a great choice for anyone looking for a powerful file compression program that runs on Linux. 7-zip offers a number of features that make it a useful tool for compressing and decompressing files.