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Old 05-17-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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Installing and using p7zip?


I'm new to Linux and have a CentOS system, i downloaded p7zip (a file that extracts rar, 7z etc) but don't know how to install it or use it, would someone help me out here?

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Old 05-17-2010, 12:02 PM   #2
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Hi,

Firstly I assume you've downloaded the binary install from SourceForge?

In that case...this is what you do:

1. Download the tarball to your machine.

2. Move the tarball to the location of your choice:

Code:
# mv /apps/p7zip_9.04_x86_linux_bin.tar.bz2 /your/location/
3. Unpack the tarball:

Code:
# tar -xjf /apps/p7zip_9.04_x86_linux_bin.tar.bz2
4. Run the executable:

Code:
# ./7za

7-Zip (A) 9.04 beta  Copyright (c) 1999-2009 Igor Pavlov  2009-05-30
p7zip Version 9.04 (locale=en_US.UTF-8,Utf16=on,HugeFiles=on,2 CPUs)
Hope this helps,

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Old 05-17-2010, 12:26 PM   #3
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Ty but when i try

Quote:
# ./7za file.7z
or
Quote:
# ./7za
it says

Quote:
No such file or directory
And i'm using the terminal in the directory of the file i want to extract

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Old 05-17-2010, 12:33 PM   #4
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First cd to the directory created by the untar command.
Why don't you use rpm?
http://www.7-zip.org/download.html
http://packages.sw.be/p7zip/
 
Old 05-17-2010, 12:44 PM   #5
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I already installed the p7zip-4.58-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm for centos but still when i excute the command it still says the same thing
 
Old 05-17-2010, 12:46 PM   #6
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What is the output from
Code:
whereis 7za
If you installed the rpm the commands are
Code:
7z   7za  7zr
 
Old 05-17-2010, 12:56 PM   #7
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The rpm is already installed, the command i'm using is

Quote:
# ./7za /Desktop/file.7z
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# ./7za file.7z
but it returns with the error [No such file or directory]. The file i wanna extract is located at ./Desktop/file.7z.
 
Old 05-17-2010, 12:59 PM   #8
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If the rpm is installed, no need to install the tar file.
try
Code:
7za /Desktop/file.7z
Code:
./7za
means the file you want to execute is in the current directory.
 
Old 05-17-2010, 01:24 PM   #9
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Quote:
7za /Desktop/file.7z
It errors- Incorrect command line.
 
Old 05-17-2010, 01:29 PM   #10
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what is the output from
Code:
whereis 7za
Did you read the manfiles?
Code:
man 7za
man 7z
man 7zr
 
Old 05-17-2010, 01:41 PM   #11
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The output from 7za is at /usr/bin/7za however the output from 7z and 7zr is blank.

I'm unsure of the way the command should be, would anyone provide an example on how to extract a file using p7zip?

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Old 05-17-2010, 02:02 PM   #12
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From the manpage and 7za -h
Code:
  a: Add files to archive
  b: Benchmark
  d: Delete files from archive
  e: Extract files from archive (without using directory names)
  l: List contents of archive
  t: Test integrity of archive
  u: Update files to archive
  x: eXtract files with full paths
 
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I read the manual but it says incorrect command line or no such archive thus me needing an example :P
 
Old 05-17-2010, 02:13 PM   #14
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If you read the manpage:
Code:
7za e path_to_whatever_file_you_want_to_extract.7z
 
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I read the manual but it says incorrect command line or no such archive thus me needing an example :P
http://dotnetperls.com/7-zip-examples
 
  


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