Unix tip: 7-Zip to the rescue | ITworld
Doing so will replace the icon of associated archives with the Bandizip icon. It also allows you to double-click the archive to run an action configured in Bandizip on it. One interesting feature of the application is the ability to change what happens when you double-click archives. The default action is to open Bandizip to display the contents of the archive. You can change that however so that the archive gets extracted automatically for instance instead. As far as customizations go, there are quite a few that make life easier for you. Here is a short list: Configure what is displayed in the context menu and what is not. Option to open the folder of an extracted archive after the operation completes. Handling of long path names that exceed 260 characters.
Original article here: http://www.ghacks.net/2014/06/24/bandizip-probably-best-free-file-archiver-right-now/
7-Zip (64-bit version) | PCWorld
But send someone a .7Z file, and they may not know what to do with it--in fact, they may not even realize its a compressed file. http://7-zipdownload.us Note that I call it a difference rather than a disadvantage: These days, many email providers (including Gmail) snoop into any ZIP file you send, and if it contains executable files, simply dont let you send it. Compress your executables using 7-Zip, and you can email them to anyone you like. 7-Zip doesnt always offer a superior compression ratio: When I tested it with a folder full of JPG files (which are already well-compressed), the resulting 7z archive was actually 78KB larger than a ZIP of the same folder produced by Windows Explorer. However, the archive was nearly 34MB in size, so a 78KB difference is negligible. When you first launch 7-Zip, its interface is simple and sparse: Just a list of files, along with six large toolbar buttons and a menu. No Wizards, welcome dialogs or any other pesky interruptions between you and your files. If youd like to give the interface a bit more oomph, hit F9 and 7-Zip will be transformed into a basic dual-pane file manager. You can even save up to ten folders as Favorites if you use it often for traversing your file system. All in all, 7-Zips user interface will probably not blow you away.
Original article here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/232451/7zip_64bit_version.html
It's called 7-Zip." 7-Zip is open source, GNU LGPL-licensed software that supports a extremely wide range of file formats. You can pack and unpack 7z, zip, gzip, bzip2 and tar files. You can unpack (i.e., unpack only) arj, cab, chm, cpio, deb, dmg, hfs, iso, lzh, lzma, msi, nsis, rar, rpm, udf, wim, xar and z files. What I needed was, of course, to download the iso.zip files from Sun's web site, unzip each of them (using 7-zip or WinZIP) and then find and extract the particular package that I needed using 7-zip. No CD burning needed. I found out that I could unzip and extract from the iso file with one running of 7-Zip. Here's how it worked: With 7-Zip installed on my laptop, I right clicked on the first of the Solaris iso.zip files. I then: selected 7-Zip -> Open Archive to open the iso.tar file double-clicked on the iso file opened the Solaris_10 folder opened the Product folder and looked through the package folders (e.g., SUNWfbc, SUNWfchba and so on) until I found the one I needed.
Original article here: http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/59945/7-zip-rescue