7zip files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gelatin, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. gelatin macrumors 6502

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    i have some 7zip files that i cant unzip does anyones know any programs for mac that can do this?
     
  2. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    The Unarchiver can unpack almost any compressed file types.
     
  3. gelatin thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

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    7-zip a special compression algorithm and can encrypt files too. As far as I know it is for windows only windows, you can download it here:

    http://www.7-zip.org/
     
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  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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  7. gelatin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oh i see,i downloaded the program from the 7zip site but it was just some terminal thing that i dont know how to use,could anyone explain to me please?

    i get this when i click on the unix executable file

    Code:
    Last login: Thu Jan 25 00:04:22 on ttyp1
    Welcome to Darwin!
    Stuarts-Computer:~ stuarts$ /Volumes/p7zip/7za; exit
    
    7-Zip (A) 4.43 beta  Copyright (c) 1999-2006 Igor Pavlov  2006-09-15
    p7zip Version 4.43 (locale=C,Utf16=off,HugeFiles=on,1 CPU)
    
    Usage: 7za <command> [<switches>...] <archive_name> [<file_names>...]
           [<@listfiles...>]
    
    <Commands>
      a: Add files to archive
      d: Delete files from archive
      e: Extract files from archive (without using directory names)
      l: List contents of archive
      t: Test integrity of archive
      u: Update files to archive
      x: eXtract files with full paths
    <Switches>
      -ai[r[-|0]]{@listfile|!wildcard}: Include archives
      -ax[r[-|0]]{@listfile|!wildcard}: eXclude archives
      -bd: Disable percentage indicator
      -i[r[-|0]]{@listfile|!wildcard}: Include filenames
      -l: don't store symlinks; store the files/directories they point to
      CAUTION : the scanning stage can never end because of symlinks like '..'
                (ex:  ln -s .. ldir)
      -m{Parameters}: set compression Method (see the manual)
      -o{Directory}: set Output directory
      -p{Password}: set Password
      -r[-|0]: Recurse subdirectories
      (CAUTION: this flag does not do what you think, avoid using it)
      -sfx[{name}]: Create SFX archive
      -si[{name}]: read data from stdin
      -slt: show technical information for l (List) command
      -so: write data to stdout (eg: % 7z a dummy -tgzip Doc.txt > archive.gz)
      -t{Type}: Set type of archive
      -v{Size}[b|k|m|g]: Create volumes
      -u[-][p#][q#][r#][x#][y#][z#][!newArchiveName]: Update options
      -w[path]: assign Work directory. Empty path means a temporary directory
      -x[r[-|0]]]{@listfile|!wildcard}: eXclude filenames
      -y: assume Yes on all queries
    logout
    [Process completed]
     
  8. gelatin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    dammit the file is a self executing .exe file made in 7zip ivr tried ez7z and it doesnt work
    the people that i downloaded from said it should open in winrar
     
  9. gelatin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    dammit i hate not having os 10.4 :( i cant use that new stuffit
     
  10. mklos macrumors 68000

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    Yes you can. I even have it running on my MacBook Pro here.
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You guys keep giving him solutions that require Tiger.

    gelatin, you said that EZ 7Z didn't work. Can you elaborate on what happened when you tried it?
     
  12. mklos macrumors 68000

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  13. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I didn't realize Stuffit could handle .7z files...that's news to me.
     

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