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Set 7z compression level using GUI in Ubuntu

Archive Manager, or file-roller, doesn't seem to have the option to set the compression level for 7z files. However, the windows client 7-zip has an option to do so using GUI - On Ubuntu/Linux, ...
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Is there a utility to extract/compress files using any type of archiving algorithm?

Usually I use tar for *.tar archives, zip/unzip for *.zip, 7z for *.7z , etc... Is there an über utility that combine all algorithms? Here is pseudo usage of this utility: Extracting: $ unpack ...
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7z “ultra” settings for zip format

7z "ultra" settings for .7z format are: 7z a -t7z -m0=lzma -mx=9 -mfb=64 -md=32m -ms=on What are the "ultra" settings for .zip format (using 7z)?
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7z “is not supported archive” while updating an archive

While updating an archive we are getting this error: $ 7za u -pPasswored -mhe=on -r -m0=lzma -mx=9 -mfb=64 -md=32m '-x!temp' filename.7z /home/software Error: XXXXXXX.7z is not supported archive ...
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How to run a single thread 7z benchmarking using the command line?

I can run "7z -b" for multi threading benchmark and compare results between platforms such as Windows and Linux. But how to compare single thread 7z benchmark on Ubuntu? :) I found no documentation ...
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What can 7zip do that archive manager cannot?

7zip is very popular in the Ubuntu Software Centre. But Ubuntu comes with its own Archive Manager, which appears to support many formats, both compression and decompression. What can 7zip do that ...
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How to Delete Extracted Files

I was trying to install some custom themes on my computer running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS yesterday, but with little success. The next day I realized that my failed attempts at getting a theme going resulted ...
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What is the difference between different “compression” systems?

I've always used TAR and ZIP for compression, but recently I have heard about the *.Z compression algorithm. This brought up a question for me: With all of these compression systems, which one is ...
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Corrupted 7z file

I recently wanted to try out Fedora. So I transfered all my files to it via USB. Then I got frustrated with it, placed all my files in a 7z archive and then copied them back to the drive. Now, every ...
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Missing GUI application for 7-Zip?

I installed 7-Zip from Software Center, but where is the GUI application? Original question asked by a user: ich habe 7Zip aus dem Softwarecentrum installiert, finde aber kein Symbol zum ...
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How to install 7zip through Terminal to extract rar files

How do I install 7zip through Terminal to extract rar files?
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how to extract tar.7z files from command line? [duplicate]

Is there a way to extract files of tar.7z format using command line tools in Ubuntu?
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Best container/compressor for nesting

Is there a format, such as 7zip, zip, tar.gz etc that that 'glues' pre-compressed folders together quickly? At the moment, it appears that archiving pre-compressed files/folders has very little ...
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How to make 7zip behave like bzip (to zip a file and delete the original)?

I like to use bzip to zip up files because it deletes the original and leaves the new file. How can I use 7zip to zip up a file and delete the original after it is done zipping?
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Which archive format does not read/extract whole archive when extracting single file?

As the title states, I have a few large archives (currently in .7z and .tar.gz format) stored on a remote location which I access via sshfs. I often find myself needing to extract one or two files ...
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how to zip two files using 7zip via command line option

how to zip two files using 7zip via command line option. i want zip both files versioninfo.ini and Summary.xml with name Local.zip exmple 7za a -t7z Local.7z versioninfo.ini Summary.xml (not ...
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I need help unpacking evolution-3.8.0.tar.xz

When I right-click the file and click run, I am told: There is no application installed for “Tar archive (XZ-compressed)” files. Do you want to search for an application to open this file? When I ...
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How do I create tar.7z file from the command line?

I would like to zip up my homework from last year. How do I tar and zip the whole folder from command line Ubuntu (I don't have GUI).
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Does 7zip work with archive manager?

Yesterday I installed 7zip on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I was able to extract a .rar file by using the Archive Manager. Right click -> Extract Here Today I decided to reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Then I ...
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Is there an archiver for Ubuntu with a GUI providing multiple information during action?

I would like one that would provide during action some more information like percentage and speed. When archives are big archiving takes a lot of time and resources, and the computer seem to lag, ...
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How do I search a folder for all zip files, unzip them, then 7-zip the root folder as 1 large zip?

I have a problem. I need to compress a root folder, but it has a lot of ZIP/BZIP/TAR files in its subfolders. Can someone show me a script that will search and unzip each subfolder's zip file and then ...
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How to extract multiple .7z files with password? (GUI preferred)

I have lots of .7z files, all with the same password. How can I extract them all easily? The default GUI in Ubuntu 12.04 is asking for the password for each file, which is too slow and annoying.
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How can I uncompress a *.7z file?

How can I uncompress a *.7z file in Ubuntu and keep the directory structure?
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Installed 7zip. Not working. And when removing, it says to remove Fileroller as well

I installed 7zip today from software centre but it won't showed up in launch bar (side bar). I did a lot but failed to open 7zip "window" from any where. I clicked it in dash but then I was sent to ...
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What is a Linux equivalent to pkzip or winzip or the GUI version of 7zip?

GUI-based applications like PKZIP and winzip (and the GUI version of 7z/7zip) let us browse around our directories and create a compressed file that contains lots of different directories and files, ...
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GUI based options: Advanced Archiving “Zip 7z etc…”

Does a graphical archive manager exist for linux that has the advanced settings that 7z and others have on windows? Something with settings like "Use here as temp" "thread count to use" "Memory to ...
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How to extract files from a split 7zip archive?

I downloaded a series of packages that all compress one thing. The files end in .0, .1, .2, etc. The User Lists of these packages I downloaded say to use the file.bat to successfully extract, or to ...