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7-Zip 21.0 alpha introduces native Linux support

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Each year, the free archiver 7-Zip gets updated to a new version. The developer of the application has released two alpha previews of this year's 7-Zip 21 version. Reason enough to take a look at the new version of 7-Zip and the changes and improvements compared to the previous versions of the file archiver.

The latest alpha release is available on the 7-Zip project site. Just download the 32-bit, 64-bit or 64-bit ARM64 version of the program from the site and run the installer after the download.

One of the main changes, introduced in the second alpha release, 7-Zip 21.01, is that a command line version of 7-Zip for Linux has been released. The release is not included in the main packages for Windows; the download site lists two downloads for the command line version for Linux that are for 32-bit/64-bit and 64-bit ARM Linux devices.

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7-Zip developer releases the first official Linux version

  • 7-Zip developer releases the first official Linux version

    An official version of the popular 7-zip archiving program has been released for Linux for the first time.

    Linux already had support for the 7-zip archive file format through a POSIX port called p7zip but it was maintained by a different developer.

    As the p7zip developer has not maintained their project for 4-5 years, 7-Zip developer Igor Pavlov decided to create a new official Linux version based on the latest 7-Zip source code.

7-Zip is now available for Linux (after more than two decades...

  • 7-Zip is now available for Linux (after more than two decades as a Windows exclusive)

    7-Zip is a popular, powerful, and versatile file archive utility that you can use to compress or decompress files and folders. The free and open source software is something of a Swiss Army Knife utility, able to open ZIP, gzip, tar, and RAR files, along with a many others. You can also use its 7z file compression format.

    The first version of 7-zip was released in 1999, and in recent years the developer has taken to releasing a new version with additional features and performance improvements about once a year.

Upstream 7-Zip Adds Preliminary Linux Support

  • Upstream 7-Zip Adds Preliminary Linux Support

    While there has been 7-Zip file support on Linux via the p7zip project, the upstream 7-Zip 21.01 Alpha release has finally introduced native Linux support.

    Igor Pavlov announced the availability this week of 7-Zip for Linux -- the first "official" 7-Zip port to Linux and similar to the p7zip implementation.

    This command-line-only Linux version was announced as part of 7-Zip 21.01 Alpha. That alpha release also improves 7-Zip's 64-bit ARM support, provides a number of bug fixes, and more.

Latest 7-Zip Alpha Offers Native Linux Support

  • Latest 7-Zip Alpha Offers Native Linux Support

    Don’t unpack your excitement just yet: this is an alpha release, and we’re only taking about a command line client not a full-blown user-interface extravaganza.

    Now, at first I was a bit: “is this news?”. I’ve memories of playing around with p7zip in the past. But that client, reader’s tell me, isn’t quite same thing. While it supports the .7z format it isn’t an official upstream thing. This build is that: the first official native version of 7-Zip for Linux.

    Linux is not exactly short of tools that do (mostly) the same job as 7-Zip. But more choice is rarely a bad thing. 7-Zip is a fairly well-known app on the Windows scene, so having it available (in some form) on Linux could persuade some reticent Windows users to switch.

7-Zip, the open source file archiver, is now available for Linux

  • 7-Zip, the open source file archiver, is now available for Linux

    An official build of 7-Zip is now available for Linux x86, x86-64, ARMv7, and ARM64 architectures, extending the popular open source file compression program from PCs running Microsoft Windows to thousands of Linux-powered devices, including Chromebooks and the Raspberry Pi.

    Linux users have been able to use the 7-Zip archive (*.7z) for a while using applications like p7zip, thanks to the open architecture of the file format. But since the release of 7-Zip 21.01 alpha, developers, system-admins, and Linux enthusiasts can get the Linux binary of the program directly from 7-Zip’s website and enjoy the native support. You can invoke it under a container, a remote machine, or even under Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL.

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7-Zip For Linux Is Here

  • 7-Zip For Linux Is Here After 20 Years As A Windows Exclusive

    Igor Pavlov, the developer of widely popular among Windows users 7-Zip archiving tool, has released the first official builds of 7-Zip for Linux.

    The 7-Zip archiving tool is the open-source software created by Igor Pavlov back in 1999. 7-Zip is an archiving tool widely popular among Windows users. It is able to open zip, gzip, bzip, tar, and RAR files, along with a many others. You can use 7-Zip to create a cabinet of similar files that will help you organize everything. The best thing about file compression is that you lessen the size of the file or files that you archived. This means you will have even more free space for other new and bigger files.

7-zip is Officially Available on Linux (in Alpha for now)

  • 7-zip is Officially Available on Linux (in Alpha for now)

    The popular open-source file archiver 7-Zip is now officially available for Linux. The developer released 7-Zip 21.01 alpha build for Linux x86, x86-64, ARMv7, and ARM64 architectures.

    Although Linux users could get support for the 7-Zip archive format through an unofficial program known as p7zip, the project was last updated in 2016.

    With the arrival of an official 7-Zip program for Linux, users will be able to receive updated support on their Linux system, unless you’re already comfortable with PeaZip

7-Zip Arrives on Linux: Here's How to Install It...

  • 7-Zip Arrives on Linux: Here's How to Install It...

    7-Zip is a popular file archiver providing high compression ratios using the LZMA, LZMA2, and the new 7z format for compression. It's prevalent among users of the Windows operating systems, making its use quite widespread.

    However, there wasn't any official release of 7-Zip for Linux until recently. The 21.01 alpha version of 7-Zip is now released for the Linux operating system. In this article, we will discuss how to install 7-Zip on any Linux distribution.

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