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7-zip for linux, does such a thing exist?

I mean actually 7-zip or a port, not another compression tool or command

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If you use Debian or Ubuntu it is in the standard repositories (http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/p7zip) so you can install it with as little as

aptitude install p7zip

or for the full version that includes archive creation and other format support (http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/p7zip-full):

aptitude install p7zip-full

There are no doubt packages for it in the official repos for most other distributions too, probably with the same package names.

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its text mode only, but it runs under wine decently –  alpha1 Sep 7 '09 at 7:14
    
@alpha1 You do not have it to run it under Wine if you do as this answers describes. With it you can use both the command line version and through File Roller. –  N.N. Apr 16 '12 at 6:23

You can always run 7-zip in wine. It runs flawlessly.

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You can also run Firefox, but why? The native port is perfect and ties into the file-roller interface. –  salmonmoose Sep 7 '09 at 5:34
    
cause fileroller and ark and them all suck something bad. PEazip is better and runs the same gui on all platorms –  alpha1 Sep 7 '09 at 7:15
    
Hmm. Never heard of PeaZip before. Personally, I just use atool. –  Ryan Thompson Sep 7 '09 at 23:10

yeah, you can download source code from Download page and then compile it or there are also some unofficial packages for linux available on very same page

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As far as I recall the Gnome Archive Manager has built in support for 7zip.

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The default archive manager in Gnome and Xfce supports read/writing 7zip files. (I'm assuming it's builtin).

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PeaZip - a Linux 7-zip port; supports all file formats that 7-zip supports. The GUI of PeaZip is also nicer than 7-zip's.

Website: Peazip.sourceforge.net
Wikipedia article

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