You are not logged in.

#1 2008-02-18 07:03:46

dr_te_z
Member
From: Zoetermeer, the Netherlands
Registered: 2006-12-06
Posts: 154

Unzip "7z"

Hi, I'll post this in the "newbie" corner because I feel so stupid to ask.
I've downloaded a virtualbox image from here http://virtualbox.wordpress.com/ and it comes compressed as "7-zip". When you google for this format you'll find "windowsolutions only" hits. Everybody seems to think that the linux way is too simple to document... leaving me feeling very stupid. But, to be honest, I always rely on mc when it comes to unzipping & untarring. But mc does not recognise this format leaving me in the cold. How do I attak this file on my Arch machine?


Somewhere between "too small" and "too large" lies the size that is just right.
- Scott Hayes

Offline

#2 2008-02-18 07:14:04

bangkok_manouel
Member
From: indicates a starting point
Registered: 2005-02-07
Posts: 1,554

Re: Unzip "7z"


All design goals must be phrased in such a way that it is hard to use them as slogans to justify stupidity.

Offline

#3 2008-02-18 07:18:04

staticvoid
Member
Registered: 2008-01-22
Posts: 160

Re: Unzip "7z"

when googling how to do software stuff in linux... i ussually incude "ubuntu" next to it... gets way more results since its more popular smile just a tip...

what you want is p7zip i think then you pull a "7z x " on that compressed file wink
try this:

pacman -S p7zip

heres how they did it in that other distro: http://showmedo.com/videos/video?name=1 … riesID=107
  smile

sv

Last edited by staticvoid (2008-02-18 07:18:49)


this is my sig

Offline

#4 2008-02-18 08:02:34

jacko
Member
Registered: 2007-11-23
Posts: 840

Re: Unzip "7z"

because I feel so stupid to ask.

I agree

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=7z … gle+Search search words '7zip' and 'linux' It returns a page called p7zip which is a POSIX port of 7zip for windows.

Last edited by jacko (2008-02-18 08:03:19)

Offline

#5 2008-02-18 08:09:24

bangkok_manouel
Member
From: indicates a starting point
Registered: 2005-02-07
Posts: 1,554

Re: Unzip "7z"

jacko wrote:

because I feel so stupid to ask.

I agree

Was that part of your post really necessary ?


All design goals must be phrased in such a way that it is hard to use them as slogans to justify stupidity.

Offline

#6 2008-02-18 08:14:30

dr_te_z
Member
From: Zoetermeer, the Netherlands
Registered: 2006-12-06
Posts: 154

Re: Unzip "7z"

Thanks!
[selfdefence]
I was looking for command-line options in the tar or gunzip command. Did not realize that it not included at all in a "standard" linux installation.
[/selfdefence]


Somewhere between "too small" and "too large" lies the size that is just right.
- Scott Hayes

Offline

#7 2008-02-18 08:19:24

dr_te_z
Member
From: Zoetermeer, the Netherlands
Registered: 2006-12-06
Posts: 154

Re: Unzip "7z"

bangkok_manouel wrote:

Was that part of your post really necessary ?

No worries. I'm a grown-up and it is monday morning over here. After a few coffee's it's all forgotten.


Somewhere between "too small" and "too large" lies the size that is just right.
- Scott Hayes

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB