How to install 7-Zip for Linux on Ubuntu – Official Method

7-Zip is free and open source file archiver software for Windows, MacOS and Linux. It is under the GNU LGPL license some parts under the BSD 3-clause License. Some of its features are 7z format with LZMA and LZMA2 compression support, AES-256 encryption, Self-extracting capability and biuld-in File Manager.

Starting from 7-Zip 21.01 alpha version, it comes with native Linux command-line support. You can install this 7-Zip for Linux console version in your Ubuntu Linux system using below method.


Install Official 7-Zip for Linux on Ubuntu

Open your terminal command-line software (ctrl+alt+t) and run below commands.


It will download the latest current 7-Zip 21.02 alpha in tarball. You can check the latest version and file name by going to this 7-Zip download page. And change this “7z2102-linux-x64.tar.xz” with the current version.

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7zip install

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

curl -O

After the download run below command. It will extract the archive.

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

Now you can run 7-Zip via below command.


To access 7-Zip from anywhere, just run this command. It add the binary to your /usr/local/bin directory.

sudo mv 7zz /usr/local/bin

Now run


That’s all


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