7z is a compressed archive file format. It's also an application that handles multiple compression formats.

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What is the correct way to upgrade 7zip on Solaris 10?

I currently have an old old version of 7zip installed (4.55 beta) on Solaris 10. It is located in /usr/bin/7z. Found using which 7z I have downloaded a new version 9.20.1. The README says to edit the ...
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Can p7zip create smaller zip files than winzip?

7-Zip for Windows creates smaller zip archives than WinZip, so presumably P7zip can create smaller zip archives than Zip in Linux. So how do I create zip files using P7zip in Linux?
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How to extract the Nth file using 7-zip

I have an archive which, for reasons beyond my comprehension, contains 900 files all with the same name. That means that if I ask 7zip to extract them all, at the end there is just one file. The ...
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Delete files in .7z package

I am using FileRoller to manage the *.7z and using Ubuntu 12.10. When the *.7z file is encrypted, I can add new files to the package, I can modify text files, can I delete files too?
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How to use 7z to compress via pipe?

I'm using this for creating backups securely (? - is it really secure? with a good password?): # ENCRYPT ORIGDIR="DIRECTORYNAMEHERE"; tar cvf - "${ORIGDIR}/" 2>/dev/null | gzip -9 - ...
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Add a file to a different path in a zip file

I have a file that placed in the following directory: folder_A/another_folder_A/file_to_add.xml Now, what I want to do is simply add the file to a folder in an existing zip archive. For example ...
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scp and compress at the same time, no intermediate save

What is the canonical way to: scp a file to a remote location compress the file in transit (tar or not, single file or whole folder, 7za or something else even more efficient) do the above without ...
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Find recursively all archive files of diverse archive formats and search them for file name patterns

At best I would like to have a call like this: $searchtool /path/to/search/ -contained-file-name "*vacation*jpg" ... so that this tool does a recursive scan of the given path takes all files with ...
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Can I command 7z to skip compression (but not inclusion) of specific files while compressing a directory with its subs?

There is a feature of the WinRAR (for Windows) archiver I love a lot: it can be set up to skip trying to compress particular files (based on their extension (name pattern)) while including them into a ...
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7zip context menu appears twice

7zips context menu appears twice to me when I right-click to a file.. Same thing happens in both dolphin and krusader. It looks like this: I've found 7zips readme.txt in ...
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How to use 7z to archive all the files and directories (including hidden ones) in a directory?

Because of specifics of my archiving needs I am not comfortable with solid tar.gz archives and use 7z instead. I use the following command to do this: 7z a -t7z -m0=lzma -mx=9 -mfb=64 -md=32m ...
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howto inflate AND extract a .tar.bz2 using the 7-zip command line tool

I have a .tar.bz2 file that I want to be decompressed and extracted via the 7-zip commandline tool. So basically I'm looking for the equivalent of tar -xjf foo.tar.bz2 with 7-zip there is only the ...
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7z command line add file to a flat directory 7z file

I would like to compress file "./data/x.txt" to path "./data/x.7z". When running 7z a ./data/x.txt.7z ./data/x.txt The file "./data/x.txt" holds data/x.txt as opposed to just (what I want) ...