The 7-Zip is a file archiving compression tool with high compression ratio that provides different packing and unpacking support to lots of file, folder and content type. The excellence of 7-Zip is primarily in its effective output. Get the freeware that delivers various valued services like FAR manager, file manager and others.
If we start listing the functional capabilities of 7-Zip we will find its comprehensive file extension supports for rpm, rar, ntfs, nsis, msi, mbr, lzma, deb, fat, hfs, lzh, cam, cpio, arj and udf, vhd and z. The tool can only decompress them while it offers both the compression and decompression for following file fotmats 7z, wim, zip, tar, gzip etc.
A review about 7-Zip said that the tool has higher compression rate by 2 to 10% from the PKZip and WinZip archiving tool. The sourced continued in saying that the result can vary depending on the data source however 7-Zip’s compression techniques are more effective than Zip compression. It lets compatible programs perfect and does not affect the compatibility even after decompression – which is a problem in some file types decompressed with traditional zip system.
The 7-Zip has powerful command line and built in file manager. The application also provides data security in the form of AES 256 encryption. It can self extract and integrate easily with Windows Shell. Available in more than 79 languages, the 7-Zip is cool program.
|7-Zip 19.00 Sep 6, 2019||
7-Zip now can unpack files encoded with Base64 encoding (b64 filename extension).
The source code of new version and another additional packages will be released later after some testing period.
7-Zip now can use new x86/x64 hardware instructions for SHA-1 and SHA-256, supported by AMD Ryzen and latest Intel CPUs: Ice Lake and Goldmont.
|7-Zip 18.06 Jan 8, 2019||
The speed for LZMA/LZMA2 compressing was increased by 3-10%,
And there are minor changes in compression ratio.
Some bugs were fixed.
The bug in 7-Zip 18.02-18.05 was fixed: there was memory leak in xz decoder.
|7-Zip 18.01 Jan 31, 2018||
7-Zip now can unpack DMG archives that use LZFSE compression method.
7-Zip now doesn't allow update operation for archives that have read-only attribute.
The BUG was fixed:
Extracting from tar with -si switch didn't set timestamps for directories.
Some bugs were fixed.
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