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7-Zip

Posted by freewarealternative on February 17, 2007

7-Zip is open source software. Most of source code is under GNU LGPL license. AES code is under BSD LICENSE. unRAR code is under mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restriction. You can use 7-Zip on any computers, including computers in commercial organizations. You don’t need to register or pay for 7-Zip.
Licence: Open Source

Features:

  • High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
  • Supported formats:
    • Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
    • Unpacking only: RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS
  • 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
  • Plugin for FAR Manager
  • Localizations for 63 languages

http://www.7-zip.org/

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