Add RAR/UnRAR and 7zip compression support in Pop!_OS

By Indra Yana on September 26, 2018 in Happy / Add a comment

Besides ZIP compression format, other format that usually used are 7z/7zip and rar. As they are not installed by default in Pop!_OS, we have to install manually.

RAR (and UnRAR)

RAR supports formats:

  • CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ and TAR.GZ, BZ2 and TAR.BZ2, ACE, UUE, JAR (Java Archive), ISO (ISO9660 – CD image), 7Z, XZ, Z (Unix compress)

Find more information about RAR/UnRAR at RARLAB.

To install RAR/UnRAR in Pop!_OS (as in Ubuntu):

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rar unrar

to access the manual do man rar

 

7zip

Some features of 7-zip:

  • High compression ratio in 7z format with LZMA and LZMA2 compression
  • Supported formats:
    • Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
    • Unpacking only: AR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DMG, EXT, FAT, GPT, HFS, IHEX, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, QCOW2, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, UEFI, VDI, VHD, VMDK, WIM, XAR and Z.
  • For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
  • Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats

Find more information about 7zip at 7-zip.org

To install 7z:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install p7zip-full

to access the manual do man 7z