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dschaldenovell
17-Jan-2013, 05:09
I have SLED 11.2 and I'm dealing with a *.7z zipped file, is there a repository or other method that I can use to open this file on my desktop, without having to resort to using Winzip on a Windows machine?

Thank you,

I did download p7zip, but cannot get it to work.

malcolmlewis
17-Jan-2013, 05:29
On Thu 17 Jan 2013 04:14:02 AM CST, dschaldenovell wrote:


I have SLED 11.2 and I'm dealing with a *.7z zipped file, is there a
repository or other method that I can use to open this file on my
desktop, without having to resort to using Winzip on a Windows machine?


Thank you,

I did download p7zip, but cannot get it to work.




Hi
Some users on the Open Build Service have packaged it up for SLE;
http://software.opensuse.org/package/p7zip?search_term=p7zip

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ab
17-Jan-2013, 06:32
After you downloaded it then what did you do to try to use it? Command
line? Use something graphical?

Btw... I'm 99.9% sure winzip cannot open .7z files, though 7-zip (the
freeware utility on windows) can, along with just about anything else.
Still, you should be able to extract the contents of this archive easily
in Linux as well. I assume you're using Gnome as your desktop environment
but if not please correct me.

Good luck.

mikewillis
17-Jan-2013, 11:52
Hi
Some users on the Open Build Service have packaged it up for SLE;
http://software.opensuse.org/package/p7zip?search_term=p7zip


I recently found myself needing to deal with some 7z files and got p7zip from the openSUSE Build Service for SLED 11 SP2. (Actually I got the src.rpm and re-built it, I forget why.) I was pleased to see that installing the p7zip package not only provides the command line tools but also gives file-roller the ability to handle the 7z files. So you can double click a 7z file in Nautilus and handle it the same as zip, tar, etc.

dschaldenovell
17-Jan-2013, 22:39
After you downloaded it then what did you do to try to use it? Command
line? Use something graphical?

Btw... I'm 99.9% sure winzip cannot open .7z files, though 7-zip (the
freeware utility on windows) can, along with just about anything else.
Still, you should be able to extract the contents of this archive easily
in Linux as well. I assume you're using Gnome as your desktop environment
but if not please correct me.

Good luck.


I tried to use Nautilus browser, I get an error stating "Archive type not supported" (FYI I was able to open the file using Winzip) when I tried to p7zip I'm not sure what I did during the installation but I really messed up my video on my laptop, that said is there just an *rpm install for p7zip? If not I will just keep using Windows 7 to open the files, since I really don't want to go through that issue again with using the repository.

dschaldenovell
17-Jan-2013, 23:05
Okay after getting my system reset, I found an rpm build for p7zip, and I ran that. Now I'm able to use the following command line : 7za x [filename] thank you for the assistance in this matter.