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Sunday, August 7, 2011

7zip and zip support in Ubuntu

Once I downloaded a 7z file and it wouldn't open. First I thought that the archive was corrupted so I downloaded it from another mirror and I got the same error.
Then I realised that Ubuntu doesn't come with support for .zip and .7z archives allthough Linux Mint does have support for .zip and .7z by default.

To open .zip and .7z archives in Ubuntu open terminal and type:

For .zip

sudo apt-get install unrar-free 
For .7z
sudo apt-get install p7zip-full 
These small things are annoying for beginners. I'll add them to my installscript for the next version of Ubuntu.

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