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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?

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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.

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