In this article, we are going to learn How to install 7Zip (7z) archive tool in Ubuntu. 7ZIP is an open-source archive tool and a compressor tool like gzip, bzip2. To make it easier to transfer large-sized files or folders, its size is less. The larger size files or the size of the folder at 7ZIP is quite minimal. p7zip is 7z.exe and 7za.exe is a part of the 7zip command line version. The 7Zip (7z) archive tool was developed by Igor Powolov and first released in 1999. 7-Zip uses its own 7z archive format but can read and write many other collection formats. 7Zip (7z) archive tool is available in 85+ languages and this application uses C ++ programming language.
Follow the below steps to install 7Zip (7z) Archive Tool in Ubuntu:
Before installing the 7Zip (7z) archive tool, update the packages and repositories in Ubuntu. Use the following command for this. (sudo apt-get update)
itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for itsmarttricks: Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease [242 kB] Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [83.2 kB] Get:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB] Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main i386 Packages [117 kB] Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main amd64 Packages [145 kB] Get:6 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease [74.6 kB] Get:7 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main Translation-en [56.2 kB] Get:8 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main i386 Packages [1,007 kB] Get:9 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [204 B] Get:10 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe i386 Packages [50.3 kB]
After updating the packages and repositories of ubuntu, use the following command to install the 7zip (7z) archive tool. (sudo apt-get install p7zip-full)
itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get install p7zip-full Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Suggested packages: p7zip-rar The following NEW packages will be installed: p7zip-full 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 37 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/1,164 kB of archives. After this operation, 4,759 kB of additional disk space will be used. Selecting previously unselected package p7zip-full. (Reading database ... 125845 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../p7zip-full_16.02+dfsg-6_amd64.deb ... Unpacking p7zip-full (16.02+dfsg-6) ... Setting up p7zip-full (16.02+dfsg-6) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2) ...
Now you can see 7zip archive tool is successfully installed on Ubuntu. Check out the following commands and confirm. (sudo dpkg -l p7zip-full)
itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l p7zip-full Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-==============-============-============-================================= ii p7zip-full 16.02+dfsg-6 amd64 7z and 7za file archivers with hi
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Use the following command to remove or uninstall the 7ZIP (7Z) ARCHIVE TOOL. (sudo apt-get remove p7zip-full)
itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get remove p7zip-full Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: p7zip Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it. The following packages will be REMOVED: p7zip-full 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 37 not upgraded. After this operation, 4,759 kB disk space will be freed. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 125931 files and directories currently installed.) Removing p7zip-full (16.02+dfsg-6) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2) ...
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