How to install 7-Zip for Linux on Ubuntu – official method

7-Zip is a free open source file archiver software for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. It is under the GNU LGPL license and has a portion under the BSD3 clause license. Some of its features are 7z format, AES-256 encryption, self-extracting, and built-in file manager that support LZMA and LZMA2 compression.

Starting with 7-Zip 21.01 Alpha, it comes with native Linux command line support. You can install this 7-Zip for Linux console version on your Ubuntu Linux system using the following methods:

Install official 7-Zip for Linux on Ubuntu

Open the terminal command line software (ctrl + alt + t) and run the following command.


Download the latest current 7-Zip 21.02 alpha with tarball.You can check the latest version and file name here 7-Zip download page.. Then change this “7z2102-linux-x64.tar.xz” to the current version.

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7zip installation

If you don’t have wget, use curl to download the file. Example:

curl -O

After downloading, execute the following command. Extract the archive.

tar xf 7z2102-linux-x64.tar.xz

You can now run 7-Zip using the following command:


To access 7-Zip from anywhere, just run this command. Add the binaries to the / usr / local / bin directory.

sudo mv 7zz /usr/local/bin

Run now


that’s all

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