7-zip is an open source archive which I use both on Windows and Linux because of its speed, strong compression and additional features that are important to me in terms of placing passwords over 7-zip archives and, like other open source software, is available for commercial use.
The installation bellow was done on Red Hat 6 Linux minimal installation – because I already had this OS turned on on my VirtualBox. Additional depending packages – gcc and gcc-c++ were needed, data compressor bzip2 too, so there it’s a great chance that you already have on your OS – everything ready for this. Installation is done for use in command mode (in server variants) and this installation can pass to all distributions which use yum as a package manager (Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora, OpenSUSE) and for those distributions that do not use yum – please use their own package managers to install compilers. If you do not need the last version, and you only want to have 7-zip, you can do this in CentOS from epel-repository (yum install epel-release ; yum install p7zip).
For testing and trying of Red Het, you do not have to buy a license to try it out, test and use repositories, it’s enough to open a developer account (more about that here).
# Install depend compilers and data compressor yum install gcc gcc-c++ bzip2 # Creating of dir where we will download latest 7-zip version mkdir /usr/src/7zip ; cd /usr/src/7zip # Download it using curl curl -L https://sourceforge.net/projects/p7zip/files/latest/download?source=files -o 7zip.tar.bz2 # Extract, delete of old downloaded archive, and positioning on newly created directory tar xjvf 7zip.tar.bz2 ; rm -f 7zip.tar.bz2 ; cd $(ls -1t | grep p7zip_ | head -1) # Creating of main installation file, in this case for 64-bit Linux - makefile.linux_amd64 # For listing of all available packages use: ls -l makefile.* cp makefile.linux_amd64 makefile.linux # Test and installation - if you see ALL DONE...everything is OK and installed # Under brackets are only No of CPU cores (for speedy install) make -j $(grep processor /proc/cpuinfo | wc -l) all_test
# This step actually only copies libraries, bins, and documents to the usual locations ./install.sh
# Check if the path is where it should be and what is the 7-zip version which 7za ; 7za | head -2 | xargs
This is the 7-zip installation of cli variants. Commands for creating and unpacking various types of archives by various methods in a further text, if they fall under my control.