p7zip

p7zip(1)                     General Commands Manual                    p7zip(1)



NAME
       p7zip - Wrapper on 7-Zip file archiver with high compression ratio

SYNOPSIS
       p7zip [-c|--stdout|--to-stdout] [-d|--decompress|--uncompress]
       [-f|--force] [-h|--help] [-k|--keep] [--] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION
       7-Zip is a file archiver supporting 7z (that implements LZMA compression
       algorithm featuring very high compression ratio), LZMA2, XZ, ZIP, Zip64,
       CAB, RAR (if the non-free p7zip-rar package is installed), ARJ, GZIP,
       BZIP2, TAR, CPIO, RPM, ISO, most filesystem images and DEB formats.
       Compression ratio in the new 7z format is 30-50% better than ratio in ZIP
       format.

       p7zip is a gzip-like CLI wrapper script for 7-Zip, and handles only the
       7z format (the native format of 7-Zip), internally executing either
       7za(1) or 7zr(1) command.

       With no switches passed in the command line, each given file argument is
       compressed into file.7z, and then removed.

       With the -d switch each passed file needs to end with the .7z extension
       and is decompressed. After the decompression the original file is removed
       unless it contained more than one archived file.

       When used without any file argument, p7zip reads data from the standard
       input and compresses (or decompresses in case of -d) it into the standard
       output.

SWITCHES
       -c, --stdout, --to-stdout
              Write output on standard output.

       -d, --decompress, --uncompress
              Decompress file.

       -f, --force
              Skip some checks and force compression or decompression.

       -h, --help
              Print usage.

       -k, --keep
              Do not delete input file.

       --     Treat all subsequent arguments as file names, even if they start
              with a dash.

SEE ALSO
       7z(1), 7za(1), 7zr(1), bzip2(1), gzip(1), zip(1)

AUTHOR
       Written for Debian by Mohammed Adnene Trojette. Updated by Robert
       Luberda.



7-Zip                            March 6th, 2016                        p7zip(1)