How to unpack a 7z file

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How to unpack a 7z file

#1 Postby namida12 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:59 pm

I can not locate a program, or do not know what script to use in a terminal to unpack a file. I downloaded unrar-free (1:0.0.1+cvs20071127-1) but that does not work, or i am unable to discover the right command line.

a_skateboard_movie.7z

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Re: How to unpack a 7z file

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Re: How to unpack a 7z file

#3 Postby richb » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:48 pm

Ark will handle this format. You do not say what Mepis version you are using but from Dolphin opening the file will bring up the ark GUI, from which you can view and extract the contents.
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Re: How to unpack a 7z file

#4 Postby kmathern » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:52 pm

I don't think Mepis (M11 anyway) supports 7z OOB (out of the box), but I think it should if you install the p7zip* (p7zip, p7zip-full, p7zip-rar) packages.

There's also the kde-servicemenu-extract-and-compress package that Stevo built for the M8.5 and M11 CRs.


The packages in the testrepo are slightly newer. I'm not sure why they are still in the testrepo. If there was a problem with them, or just not enough feedback.

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Re: How to unpack a 7z file

#5 Postby richb » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:42 pm

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Re: How to unpack a 7z file

#6 Postby Stevo » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:32 pm

The test version correctly names the .xz files it creates--it turns out that lzma is deprecated, so using KEC actually creates .xz files instead of lzma. I still can create true lzma files partly with KEC, using it to create a tar file, then "lzma <filename>.tar" on the command line---mainly to create compressed orig.tar.lzma files, since older versions of MEPIS have trouble with the xz files.

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