Install 7zip To CentOS 6.2

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Install 7zip To CentOS 6.2

Postby sunjayasri » 2012/07/02 16:29:52

Open source Windows utility for manipulating archives. Formats 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR are supported fully, other formats can be unpacked.


# yum install p7zip

More Info : www.7-zip.org/

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Install 7zip To CentOS 6.2

Postby rklrkl » 2012/07/02 23:30:06

# yum install p7zip

Beware that the p7zip command you run is *not* "p7zip", but actually "7za".

Also be careful that the self-extracting executable that 7za creates with the -sfx option
is, by default, a Linux binary matching the bitness of your system and certainly
can't be passed onto WIndows users! There are ways to get a Windows self-extracting
executable using Linux 7za, but it's messy.

The disadvantage of p7zip is mainly that poor old Windows users can't unpack 7z
archives without installing 7-Zip on Windows of course. Yes, you can use 7za to create
zip archives via the -tzip option, but that's what the zip utility is for :)
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Re: Install 7zip To CentOS 6.2

Postby pschaff » 2012/07/10 20:24:37

sunjayasri wrote:
Open source Windows utility for manipulating archives. Formats 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR are supported fully, other formats can be unpacked.

# yum install p7zip

Not quite that easy. One must first have either EPEL or RPMforge repo configured.
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