Tuesday, January 8, 2013

[HOW TO] Open 7-Zip files in Xubuntu

To be able to open/extract 7-Zip files (7z extension) in Xubuntu we need the p7zip-full package. Check bellow for instructions on how to install it.

Install

Open a terminal window and run:

sudo apt-get install p7zip-full -y

4 comments:

  1. And what about only installing p7zip, not "full" ?
    p7zip-full gives ZIP support but file-roller can manage those files...

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    1. The difference between p7zip and p7zip-full is that the "full" also installs 7za. 7za is a stand-alone executable while 7z uses plugins to handle archives. File Roller can not manage anything on its own, it's only a graphical interface to archiving utilities.

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