7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. Compression ratio in the new 7z format is 30-50% better than ratio in ZIP format. Command line version of 7-Zip can be used in Linux via Wine program. 7-Zip is the free file archiver with the highest compression ratio.
Usually 7-Zip compresses to 7z format 30-70% better than to zip format. And 7-Zip compresses to zip format 2-10% better than other zip compatible programs.
Main features of 7-Zip: High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression. Supported formats: Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR; Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z. For ZIP and GZIP formats 7-Zip provides compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip. Self-extracting capability for 7z format. Integration with Windows Shell. Powerful File Manager. Powerful command line version.
- 7-Zip File Manager now can calculate SHA-256 checksum.
- Some bugs were fixed.