7zip, Zip, and RAR archive support in Ubuntu Server Tips, Tricks and Tutorials 12 DEC 2013

ubuntu-10-logoUnfortunately the Ubuntu server by default doesn’t come with support for .7z, .zip and .rar archive formats installed, meaning that if you want to work with one of these archives then you’re going to have to add it.

Luckily there are packages available to do the work for you, meaning that you simply need to follow the standard install procedure and you should be good to go:

sudo apt-get install p7zip-full
sudo apt-get install unrar-free

Quick and easy wasn’t it? :)

Related Posts:

About Craig Lotter

South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.