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Extract or uncompress 7z file in ubuntu

7zip best compression uncompression tool ubuntu linux7z file support do not come default with ubuntu. But with a simple way we can get it. It is (7z file extract (uncompress) or compress files in 7z formating tool) available in default "Ubuntu Software Center".

Search with letters '7z' and you will go directly to the 7 zip page.
Here it wrote:
p7zip is the Unix port of 7-Zip, a file archiver that archives with very high compression ratios.

p7zip-full provides:
  • /usr/bin/7za a standalone version of the 7-zip tool that handles 7z archives (implementation of the LZMA compression algorithm) and some other formats.
    /usr/bin/7z not only does it handle 7z but also ZIP, Zip64, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, CPIO, RPM, ISO and DEB archives. 7z compression is 30-50% better than ZIP compression.
  • p7zip provides 7zr, a light version of 7za, and p7zip a gzip like wrapper around 7zr.
p7zip website is

You can download and install p7zip from terminal. Type the command below:
sudo apt-get install p7zip
p7zip has no any link or entry in menu. But if you right click a folder then you will get a list with .7z format. You can use this compression format from here.

Use "p7zip". Because it is free and open source.

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