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Old 02-18-2009, 06:53 AM   #1
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Installing 7-zip archive

I recently downloaded a bunch of 7-zip Rapidshare files and successfully combined them using hjsplit through the WINE WINDOWS emulator program.

When I went to extract/open the file, an error appeared, saying "7-zip not in PATH".

Where/how do I get the 7-zip program and install it?

Old 02-18-2009, 07:26 AM   #2
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You failed to mention which distribution you're running, but whatever it is, launch your package manager (or "add software" or whatever it is), and do a search for "7zip". It's likely that you will find the p7zip program in there somewhere.

If you don't find anything, try here.
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would definitely be easier to tell you where to find it if we knew what distribution of Linux you were running..

it-lenny:~$ aptitude search 7zip
p   p7zip                      - 7zr file archiver with high compression ratio                             
i   p7zip-full                 - 7z and 7za file archivers with high compression ratio                     
i   p7zip-rar                  - non-free rar module for p7zip
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Also, hjsplit is available for Linux, and it's useless. You can just use 'cat' it does the same thing. I don't see what they make such a big deal out of a proprietary program that combines files when you have 'cat'. In fact you could probably write 'cat' the program in a few minutes in C. Oh, but they have the GUI that they tacked on.

Usually 7zip files are split into volumes and you don't even need any concatenation, just run '7z x archive.part1.7z' and it will extract all the volumes part of that archive.


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