Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there any significance the number 7 in 7-Zip? I know it corresponds to the formating of the compression method and all of it's implied features, but what does the 7 mean?

share|improve this question

closed as not a real question by Diogo, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Ivo Flipse Jun 22 '12 at 18:51

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

It is not mentioned in the FAQ, the changelog, the Wikipedia entry for 7-Zip, the Wikipedia entry for 7z, or even in a Dr. Dobb's interview.

You will have to ask Igor Pavlov why he chose that name. Try the SourceForge forum for 7-zip or Igor's SourceForge page.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.