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Questions tagged [7z]

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

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Making 7zip archives with a GUI and working progress bar

When I try to create 7zip archives in Manjaro with Cinnamon, the interface is less helpful than the Windows 7zip program. If one of the files included is very large, the progress bar essentially ...
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Create archive (tar.gz, …) from file given via stdin

I would like to automatically create a compressed archive from a file given via stdin (or create the archive, if it doesn't exist yet), while specifying the file name that it's going to have inside ...
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Batch 7zip all files separately in a directory (Centos 7.6)

I am trying to 7zip all files inside a directory separately into their own archive (for each file) in Linux Centos 7.6. Been looking around for a while but never found a method.
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How to obtain only fully decompressed files in destination folder when decompressing zipped file?

I'm trying to decompress a big zip file containing more that a hundred files, 128 MB each. When the decompression is interrupted, I have to delete the last file that was being decompressed, and ...
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7zip archive extraction fails [closed]

I'm going to use bigfile, smallfile1, and smallfile2 to always refer to the same file names without file extension. The two small ones don't have any. I created an encrypted 7zip archive using this ...
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How to split a compressed file?

I have a 44GB 7z compressed file that I compressed with lzma2 and it took around 11 hours (original file is a text file of 285GB). 7z a -t7z Files.7z -m0=lzma2 -mx=9 -aoa So, what I want is to do is ...
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Extracting a specific file from an archive using 7-Zip

I run Linux Live CD and I need to extract a specific file from a wim-archive that is located on a disk drive. I know a full path to the file in the archive: xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ 7z l winRE.wim | grep -...
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Create separate 7z archives for each directory in the current directory and additionally parallelize through GNU Parallel

I have about two hundred sub-directories located within a directory of interest: $ ls backup 201302 201607 201608 201609 201610 201701 201702 201705 201801 201802 I want to create a 7z archive xyz....
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How can I combine multiple 7z archives into one?

I'm trying to make a bash script that takes a large number of 7z archives and combines them into one archive. Here's what I have so far. #!/bin/bash DUMPPATH="/home/backups/dumps/" NEWPATH=$DUMPPATH"...
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Check if file is an archive; if yes, extract

How can I check if a file is an archive and then extract it with 7z? I understand that I could check it by file command but it won't work in scripts because of its output. I can't predict what type of ...
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extract multipart 7z files in centOS terminal

How do I extract multipart 7z files (doc.7z.001, doc.7z.002...., doc.7z.060) in centOS terminal? I tried concatenating all the parts to a single file using this command below, cat doc.7z* > ./docs....
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Parsing command output as multiple separate command switches [closed]

I'm currently working on an automation for some backup task and want to zip some Jails from FreeBSD with mounted parts. This is what I have so far: #!/bin/sh for f in /mnt/Media/Jails/*; do echo "---...
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bash script: a more elegant way to perform these operations:

I have these three files: file.txt.7z = 5.4GB file-1.txt.7z = 251M file-2.txt.7z = 7.7M And they are the only files in a directory: $ tree . ├── file.txt.7z ├── file-1.txt.7z └── file-2.txt.7z I ...
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How to overwrite content in a 7z archive created from a pipe?

Purpose I'm creating a function that dumps a database table to a compressed 7z file. The output of mysqldump is piped to 7zr with the -si switch. There should always be one file and one file only in ...
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Creating a checksum of a 7zip archive being created from a tar file being created

I want to solve a problem (which you can read about here as I don't feel like this should be part of the question). So this is what I came up with: $ tar -cO Templates | 7z a -si -mx=3 -p /t/out.tar....
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Encrypt file list when creating 7zip archive on command line

When creating a 7zip archive with file-roller, there is a checkbox labeled "Encrypt the file list too". And it seems to work as you cannot see the file list when opening an archive created with this ...
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Create a 7z archive without compression using Ark

I'm using KDE on Debian Stretch, and Ark is installed by default (version 16.08.3). I find it really convenient and easy to use. However, I cannot find a way to create a 7-zip archive without ...
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How can I repack zip to 7zip?

How can I safely and quickly repack a zip archive to a 7zip archive? I checked options of 7zip program but I don't see any option to repack. I know I can extract to directory and then pack this ...
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Validate password for a large set of zip files

I am working on an ETL process for a customer. Another vendor has provided the raw data as a set of approximately 100 password protected ZIP files. I want to validate that the password given is ...
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gzip uncompressing a bigger file than it lists

So when I use the list flag of gzip the uncompressed size is listed as 3.5g (with ratio of -9.0%): $ gzip -l piTorrentbox101216.gz compressed uncompressed ratio uncompressed_name ...
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file-roller: An error occurred while loading the archive (Zip/7z)

As I don't use GUI for archive extraction much, I don't know since when this error I am getting: An error occurred while loading the archive. This error I get while trying to open an ordinary Zip ...
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What is the proper way to use an alternative binary

I am on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64-bit. I have these binaries of 7z and their versions on my system: /usr/bin/7z 7-Zip [64] 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18 and /usr/local/...
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File zipped using 7za cannot be unzipped using zip utility

I have created this file using 7za command called test.war # file test.war test.war: 7-zip archive data, version 0.4 I am trying to extract this file in another RHEL machine using command : # unzip ...
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How to specify character encoding for 7z?

Doing "7z x" on archive gives me '20 ª.1 ¯® '$'\302\212''¨à®¢®£à ¤áª ï ã«.rtf' IMG_6527.JPG ''$'\302\212''¨à®¢®£à ¤áª ï, ¨áâ.doc' IMG_6532.JPG ''$'\302\204''®¯ ᮣ« è¥­¨¥(3).doc' ...
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7zip and Move Files with Spaces in Bash Script [duplicate]

I'm trying to 7zip and move some files that look like this: ./[1998] - This year's book.pdf ##note the brackets, spaces, and apostrophes My script looks like this: for file in `ls ./unprocessed/*....
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How to use 7z and “for file” with multiple file inputs?

I have multiple files in a folder like: 1.txt 2.txt 3.txt ... 100.txt And I want to use 7z to compress single files, generating 1.7z, 2.7z 3.7z... I'm trying to use this: for file in {1..100} ./{1.....
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How to get number of files in a 7z

I want to get the number of files (included directories) contained in the root of a 7z archive, but the 7z command on Linux don’t bring a simple way to only get the number and noting else. For ...
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E_FAIL Error in 7zip

I've done a Backup some time ago using 7zip, in which I split the Files in 14 2GB (approximately) files. I'm running Ubuntu Server 15.10. This is what I'm trying to run in order to extract them: 7z ...
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Command to verify CRC (CRC32) hashes recursively

With the commands md5sum, sha1sum, sha256sum I can take a text file having an hash and a path per line and verify the entire list of files in a single command, like sha1sum -c mydir.txt. (Said text ...
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How to use bash to archive all directories?

I'm trying to learn bash -slowly- but finding it difficult to get a grasp of the more technical aspects without a real-word example that fits something I would want to use. To that end, I'd like to ...
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Function for archiving arbitrary files with encryption

I'm no so advanced in bash so can not make my function work properly. Here is the code: archive() { for f in $PWD do for ((i=1; i++;)) do 7za a "$1".7z $f -pSECRET -mhe done ...
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Compressing files using p7zip from the command-line

I would like to compress four ISO files using 7z into a new archive called ISOs.7z from the command-line on my Sabayon machine. These are the commands I have tried so far (I know none of these specify ...
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Pass passwordlist to 7zip

I'm writing a shellscript to automate my 7zip, rar etc extraction tasks. Normally JDownloader2 does this for me when I download files through it, but when I download files by hand I will still need to ...
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Get percentage information from 7z command in bash

With archives containing more than 30 files, list of extracted files quickly stops being interesting. I a making a script that extracts a .war archive into a tomcat app folder: When looking in help ...
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7z is not excluding directories from exclude file

In a bash script I want to create an archive with 7z and exclude some directories. I created an exclude file that only contains one entry: excl_dir/ My script: #!/bin/bash archiveName="my_archive" ...
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How to compress a mysql dump using 7z via a pipe?

I've been attempting to compress my mysqldump output via 7z using the pipe operator (I have seen this question, but its answer uses xz not 7z). This is what I have tried so far: mysqldump -u root -p ...
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CentOS Crontab - Extract particular file name

Let's assume that I have a file with extension of .7z and I have a crontab that extracts this file. But the name is unknown, only the extension is known, is it possible to extract it from crontab? ...
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7za - Extract file with password

I have a .7z file which I need to extract the contents of. The problem is, that it's password protected and currently, I have to SSH into the server and enter the password. I would like to this ...
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7za with password not working while extraction

I am creating a password protected file using 7za, command: 7za a /usr/test/loc/file.del.7za /usr/test/loc/file.del -p .... Creating archive /usr/test/loc/file.del.7za Enter password (...
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Linux 7zip destination folder?

I want to zip with 7zip a folder to specific destination. There is in manual a guide to use -o{folder} but how does it really work? Example: 7z a -t7z backup1 /home/example/folder -o/home/backups/...
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How to undo and revert an accidental `7z e`

I accidentally typed 7z e archive.7z and all the files ended up in my home directory when I wanted to extract them in a subfolder. How can I clean the mess and remove all those files?
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How to use PPMD with 7z under Linux?

How can I use the 7z compression with PPMD algorithm? It produces better compression than the default in 7z.
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7z command for unzip -p -a [duplicate]

I have a command line execution in my .sh file which unzips the file which is in zip format. Below is the command which unzips the file unzip -p -a. elif [ "${FILECOMMANDOUTPUT}" = "Zip" ] then ...
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Corresponding 7zip command for unzip -p -a

I have a question regarding unzip command in Unix. As of now my Unix command unzip -p -a is able to zip the file which are lesser in size. But if the file size is larger then the command is not able ...
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Why don't the servers use 7z?

By default on a UNIX machine install, I can see the logs are rotated with gzip. Question: Why doesn't the UNIX world use by default 7z? It would be much more efficient than gzip.. I just compressed ...
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Extracting a 2.7GB 7z file

I currently have a 2.7GB 7z file that backed up my computer (it extracts to about 6.2GB of data) I am running on a Chromebook with Crouton. The Chroot is running Kali with a Unity front end. I am ...
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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?