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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

7-Zip file archiver is now available for Linux

The famous open source file compression software 7-Zip is now available for Linux x86, x86-64, ARMv7, and ARM64 architectures, expanding its reach beyond PCs running Microsoft Windows to millions of Linux-powered devices, everything from Chromebooks to Raspberry Pi.

The following is the full changelog for 7-Zip’s 21.01 alpha build (released on March 9, 2021):
ϟ The command line version of 7-Zip for Linux was released.
ϟ The improvements for speed of ARM64 version using hardware CPU instructions for AES, CRC-32, SHA-1 and SHA-256.
ϟ The bug in versions 18.02 – 21.00 was fixed:
ϟ 7-Zip could not correctly extract some ZIP archives created with xz compression method.
ϟ Some bugs were fixed.

If you want to try out 7-Zip’s official Linux variant, you can download the alpha build from the download section of its website.

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