Questions tagged [7zip]

For questions relating to the installation of or use of the 7zip program, provided by the `p7zip-full` package. 7zip is a file archiving application able to compress to and extract a variety of formats.

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7zip "command line error too short switch -o"

I am trying to run ~$ 7z x '-ir!install.wim' "$Win10_22H2_BrazilianPortuguese_x64" -o"$TEMP" and 7zip gives me Command Line Error: Too short switch: -o Does anyone know how to ...
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Installing PeaZip. Need Nautilus Scripts Folder for Context Menu Addition. Where Is It?

The instructions for PeaZip seem to say that, if I want PeaZip to appear in the Nautilus context menu, I should copy a specified PeaZip program folder to the system's Nautilus scripts folder. The ...
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Bash command for 7zip to convert multiple files into single 7zip files

Trying to convert multiple .odt files to individual 7zip files with password eg aa.odt and bb.odt to aa.odt.7z and bb.odt.7z with a password of YYY. Have tried for i in *; do 7z a -pYYY "%i.7z&...
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Why is Ubuntu Server NAS partition changing automatically filesystem to "read only" during backups?

UPDATE 05/13: I ran simultaneous backups from 3 workstations (3 different Samba users) yesterday (Windows image backups - almost 47 GB the biggest file, .vhdx type). I noticed that 1 Samba users wrote ...
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Official 7-Zip for Linux on Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

As the official 7-Zip for Linux is out now, I would like to install it on my Ubuntu 20.04. I have checked and I see that it's not available through the apt right now, but on the 7-Zip webpage there is ...
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7z: the number of files in "Scanning the drive" is way larger than the number of "Files read from disk"

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04. So I wanted to back up a folder (minecraft world), installed p7zip (p7zip-full and p7zip-rar) and tried running it. There was no errors, but I notice something strange. ...
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Ubuntu 18.04, compress and split large file with 7z, not working

I need to compress and split a large (64 GB) file in 4 parts on Ubuntu 18.04. It needs to be extracted on Windows later and I thought I would try using 7zip. I tried from the GUI in Nautilus but there'...
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One tool that WORKS for all archives and compressed files

I have been using 7z, unrar , Peazip and Archive Manager and what not and I am having a hard time matching the compressed file/archive file with the appropriate tool for extracting. The default ubuntu ...
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Zip multiple folders to individual files with password protection

lets say that I have a folder containing 250 more folders (f1,..f250) and I want to zip each of these 250 folders into an individual zip-file that is password protected. I found this answer with the ...
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untar OpenFoam v2012 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS under WSL2

I try to follow the OpenFOAM installation guide on Windows 10. However I can't get to the final files as I get trouble with the following command: '''sudo tar -xvzf OpenFOAM-v2012-windows10.tgz -C /...
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Can't reproducibly split 7Z files with file-roller app?

I am aware that there is a command-line interface for doing this, but I prefer the graphical approach, not least because I can select individual files or folders more conveniently. If I were using the ...
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Getting error while trying to extract .dmg file using 7zip

I'm getting problem when I'm trying to extract .dmg file. I'm getting an error: 7-Zip [64] 16.02 : Copyright (c) 1999-2016 Igor Pavlov : 2016-05-21 p7zip Version 16.02 (locale=pl_PL.UTF-8,Utf16=on,...
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How to undo an extracted folder

I extracted a 7zip folder and I thought it would create a new folder to place all the files. However it spat out all the files into my Documents folder and now it is a total mess. Is there a way to ...
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7zip extractor flooded my home folder, any way to undo it?

I recently installed 7zip on my PC to extract some .7z files I had in my Download Folder. However, when I entered: 7z e 'File location here' The terminal result: 𝙴𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚜 𝙾𝚔 𝙵𝚘�...
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Running out of space in root when compressing using 7zip

I have a multi drive set up with home and swap split off to separate HHDs and everything else on my SSD (30GB partition, ~19gb free). Whenever I go to compress a large folder on a USB external drive ...
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7zip desktop icon missing

After reinstalling Ubuntu and 7zip-desktop via snap, I lost the 7zip icon like this. All the functionalities work fine, the only annoying part is the missing icon which was there before reinstalling ...
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7z cli: Extract multiple files with same password

My filelist in work dir: '[CASO] SHIROBAKO [01][Ma10p_1080p][x265_2flac].rar' '[CASO] SHIROBAKO [02][Ma10p_1080p][x265_2flac].rar' '[CASO] SHIROBAKO [03][Ma10p_1080p][x265_2flac].rar' '[CASO] ...
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How to open large archive (tgz) files?

I am switching from Windows to Ubuntu. In Windows, I was using a program for backup which was creating .7z files. It is fast and easy to restore a few files from a huge 7zip archive. In Ubuntu, ...
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How to update 7-Zip on Ubuntu

The version of my 7-Zip on my Ubuntu is 16.02. However, this is not the newest version by far. Calling sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get upgrade doesn't help. Is it just that the 7-Zip package is ...
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snap version of 7zip GUI cannot view or edit a file stored in a ZIP archive

I am switching from Windows to Ubuntu. I need to open and view a file stored in an old 7z archive file. To do this, I installed P7zip - Desktop (P7ZIP 16.02 [64-bit]) to my Ubuntu Desktop notebook. I ...
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WSL1804 (universe enabled): Can't install p7zip-full

I need to use 7z on wsl-ub1804, so I try to install it through sudo apt-get install p7zip-full but it failed. I've check ubuntu packages so I'm sure that it's there. I've check other question, and ...
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beginner stymied getting Ubuntu 18.10 Studio to open 7zip files or load 7zip archive program

I need help setting up my new Pianoteq 6 Stage on my pc with a brand new Ubuntu Studio operating system. I think it is version Ubuntu 18.10. I am stymied by the inability to get my new Ubuntu ...
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Where did my 7zip archive go?

I tried to use 7zip to create an archive for a folder. It compressed all the files and said everything was ok. but I could not find the archive inside the directory containing the folder. Here are my ...
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Cannot Install p7zip in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

Currently i am using an instance on Google cloud platform and in Ubuntu 16.04 I am able to install p7zip to extract .7z files, but on Ubuntu 18.04 I get the following error: Package p7zip-full is not ...
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Nautilus 7z compression

I know p7zip package is not installed by default on Ubuntu 18.04. Still Nautilus is able to create 7z archives. How is this possible?
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Command not found after installing p7zip

Just getting started with Linux/Ubuntu. I installed 7z but the command is not found. I restarted the computer to hopefully refresh commands but that didn't help either. Here is what I did: sudo apt-...
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Is there a way to hide files after compressed?

I've been trying to encrypt some data with 7za (don't even know if it's secure enough) but, even after encryption and compressing, it would be possible to check which files my compressed file contains....
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Nautilus can't extract password protected 7zip files

Upon right clicking the 7z-file and selecting "Extract Here", the cursor changes to a progress animation. Nothing else happens, but the system becomes somewhat slow. Nautilus and gnome-shell processes ...
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Can't install latest p7zipfull

Can't find the latest installer for 7zip. Terminal installs one thats 6+ years old. Latest version is 16.02, terminal install 9.2. Does anybody have a link to the latest compatible ubuntu installer
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How can I recursively zip files in their own folder?

I have the following directory structure: /Data - file 1 - file 2 /Folder1 - file 3 - file 4 /Folder2 - file 5 - file 6 /Folder3 - file 7 - file 8 In Linux I ...
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7z zip several different folders

I have following line to zip/backup my home folder sudo 7z a -p /backups/`date "+%Y%m%d"`.backup.7z ~ Please advise how would I add another folder in the same line to be backed up? Currently it is ...
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Does anyone know when Tar will Compress to .7z in the future? (It does xz compression, but when will it do 7zip -mx=9 compression?) [closed]

I use tar cvfpJ to do my maximum linux compression, but I want tar to do the 7zip compression in the future (instead of having to install p7zip). Do you guys know if this is in the plans for the ...
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7z command line with highest encryption: AES-256 + Encrypting the Filenames

I had a question. Im trying to backup and encrypt files, but using the more recent aes256 or aes512 encryption. 1) I heard 7z defaults to aes128, I want to use the best one (aes256... i think?), how ...
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How to create an encrypted archive in GNOME 3.22?

I have a system running Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 with GNOME 3.22 and I would like to create an encrypted 7z or zip archive, however when I right-click on a file, or folder, or a group of those I just get ...
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update function letter in 7zip

I was trying to learn some of the function letters in 7zip. But i got stuck at 'u' (update) function letter which tells about updation in an archived file. It only updates about the content of file ...
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Most efficient way to encrypt files? [closed]

So I have a Raspberry Pi 2 Model 2 with an external HDD attached to it. I wonder which is the most efficient way to encrypt large files (~10GB). I have been using 7zip to add the files to a password-...
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How to extract files from a split 7zip archive ended by .001 and .002?

I have two files data.7z.001 and data.7z.002. l tried to extract them using : 7z e asdf data.7z.001 l got this error 7-Zip [64] 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18 p7zip ...
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Extract multiple iso files to one directory

I have downloaded a CD that is divided into 3 .iso files I want to extract the three as one folder I tried to do 7z on it but it fails and I couldn't figure out how to get that to work.
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"An error occurred while loading the archive" when extracting Kali Linux.7z on Ubuntu

I'm downloading Kali Linux 2016.1 for Virtual Box, which only had a torrented .7z file available, but I'm not able to extract it with Archive manager or p7zip. After installing sudo apt-get install ...
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How to undo rar archive extraction?

How to undo rar archive extraction? Incorrectly extracted with 7z utility, multiple errors, dirty extraction with "unsupported method".
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Extract multiple 7z files with auto rename

I have a bunch of 7z files, some of which contain files that have the same name. Therefore, I would like to do auto rename. I can do something like find ./all -exec 7z x -pabc123 -oall/xml {} \; to ...
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7zip - Open a compressed file without creating a permanent file

Suppose that I just want to open a file inside a .7z archive. What I'd like to have is that the system creates a temporary file somewhere and then open the file with the default application, pretty ...
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Compress all the files inside a folder with 7zip

As the title, suppose I have a set of files in a folder. Is it possible to compress every of them in separate files? Something like 7z *
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How to disable automatic file extension and force writing to existing file with 7z?

This is basically what I'm trying to do: TEMP_ZIP_NAME="$(tempfile)" ZIP_NAME="${NOW}-views.tar.7z" tar c -C /srv/partybus.com views public_html/css 2>> "${CRONLOG}" \ | 7z a -si "${...
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Is there a graphical interface for archive compression in Ubuntu?

On Windows, I have used the program 7zip for nearly all of my compression tasks in the past. Now, after switching to Ubuntu, I also installed this program from the Software Center. After completion, I ...
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7zip is nowhere to be found

I just installed 7zip from the Ubuntu Software Centre, but when I look for it in my applications, I can't find it. Even when I type "7z" in the terminal, it is telling me that 7zip is installed. How ...
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7zip E_FAIL Error

I've done a Backup some time ago using 7zip, in which I splited the Files in 14 2GB (aprox) files. I'm running Ubuntu Server 15.10. This is what I'm trying to run in order to extract them: 7z x Backup....
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Extracting a password protected .7z file with 'p7zip' returns an error

I am trying to extract a password protected .7z file with p7zip -d filename.7z command. Unlike on Windows, on Ubuntu I do not get a prompt to enter password. Instead the terminal throws an E_NOTIMPL ...
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Trying to install 7zip from command line, what's next?

I installed Ubuntu yesterday (first time using Unix) but I can't install 7zip from command line. I've followed these steps: http://ask.xmodulo.com/install-7zip-linux.html Basically I have to run the ...
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Exlude one directory wit 7zip terminal

I have tried this many times but not yet got it. How to use 7zip to zip directory without one directory inside other. Like: I have a folder /home/files/ and inside that, directory1/ and directory2/. ...
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