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how to zip two files using 7zip via command line option. i want zip both files versioninfo.ini and Summary.xml with name


7za a -t7z Local.7z versioninfo.ini Summary.xml (not working)

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The syntax is correct. What's the error message? – Eric Carvalho May 31 '13 at 18:46
for a full run down of all the commands available type 7z --help in to a Terminal window. Perhaps if you replace 7za with 7z it may work. – SimplySimon May 31 '13 at 19:00

To install 7z archiver as a command line utility, You need to install the p7zip-full package. To install, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo apt-get install p7zip-full

After both p7zip and p7zip-full are installed, you will see the following three command line utilities installed in your Linux box :

7z uses plugins to handle archives.
7za is a stand-alone executable. 7za handles fewer archive formats than 7z, but does not need any others.
7zr is a stand-alone executable. 7zr handles fewer archive formats than 7z, but does not need any others. 7zr is a "light-version" of 7za that only handles 7z archives. 

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