p7zip – 7zr file archiver with high compression ratio

p7zip is the Unix command-line port of 7-Zip, a file archiver that handles the 7z format which features very high compression ratios.

p7zip provides:

  • /usr/bin/7zr a standalone minimal version of the 7-zip tool that only handles 7z, LZMA and XZ archives. 7z compression is 30-50%% better than ZIP compression.
  • /usr/bin/p7zip a gzip-like wrapper around 7zr.

p7zip can be used with popular compression interfaces (such as File Roller or Nautilus).

Another package, p7zip-full, provides 7z and 7za which support more compression formats.

Package availability chart
Distribution Base version Our version Architectures
Debian GNU/Linux 10.0 (buster) 16.02+dfsg-6    
Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 (stretch) 16.02+dfsg-3+deb9u1 16.02+dfsg-1~nd90+1 i386, amd64
Debian testing (bullseye) 16.02+dfsg-8    
Debian unstable (sid) 16.02+dfsg-8 16.02+dfsg-1~nd+1 i386, amd64
Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial Xerus” (xenial) 9.20.1~dfsg.1-4.2 16.02+dfsg-1~nd16.04+1 i386, amd64
Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic Beaver” (bionic) 16.02+dfsg-6    
Ubuntu 20.04 “Focal Fossa” (focal) 16.02+dfsg-7build1    
Ubuntu 20.10 “Groovy Gorilla” (groovy) 16.02+dfsg-8    

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