When you move a large file or a large folder from one place to another, it is best to use compression tools to make this easier. One of the most popular software is 7-zip, this is software with a high compression ratio and does not win awards. It works on most operating systems and you can use it to extract files like 7z, zip, tar,…
And we will show you how to install 7-zip on Ubuntu 20.04 as you go through it below. Hope you understand.
Update the packages
Run the apt command:
$ sudo apt update
Then install p7zip-full package:
$ sudo apt install p7zip-full
Then you verify installed by:
We will try compressing some files by using 7-zip. Run ls -la:
$ ls -la
1. Using a option to archive or compress:
$ 7z a [compressed file] file
For example, I will compress 2 files: .profile and .bashrc into a file named demo.zip:
$ 7z a demo.zip .profile .bashrc
2. Using l option to show the detail of compressed file:
$ 7z l [compressed file]
$ 7z l demo.zip
3. Using e option to extract file:
$ 7z e [compressed file]
$ 7z e demo.zip
Hope you understood the tutorial on how to install 7-zip on Ubuntu 20.04.
Thanks for reading!
Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.