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7-Zip is a file archiver, file manager developed by Igor Pavlov and was first released in 1999, available for Unix-like OSes under project p7zip

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7-Zip is a file archiver, file manager developed by Igor Pavlov and was first released in 1999. It includes support for:

  • Un/packing: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM file formats
  • Unpacking: AR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DMG, EXT, FAT, GPT, HFS, IHEX, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, QCOW2, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, UEFI, VDI, VHD, VMDK, WIM, XAR and Z file formats

Its other features include:

  • AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats,
  • Self-extracting capability for 7z format,
  • Integration with Windows Shell,
  • File Manager,
  • Plugin for FAR Manager,
  • Localization for 87 languages

p7zip is the port of the command line version of 7-Zip to Linux/Posix. 7za.exe version of 7-Zip is available for Unix-like operating systems (including Linux, FreeBSD, and macOS), FreeDOS, OpenVMS, AmigaOS 4, and MorphOS under the p7zip project.

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Igor Pavlov

Written in

C++, C

Initial Release

19 July 1999


LGPL v2.1+, BSD-3, unRAR License Restriction


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