Ubuntu – a Linux equivalent to pkzip or winzip or the GUI version of 7zip


GUI-based applications like PKZIP and winzip (and the GUI version of 7z/7zip) let us browse around our directories and create a compressed file that contains lots of different directories and files, complete with [partial or full] paths.

What is the equivalent on Ubuntu Linux (specifically, 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04)?

Best Answer

The default archive manager for Gnome is called file-roller, that should be installed in your distribution. Otherwise you can install it typing in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install file-roller

For 7z archives you'll need p7zip package installed too:

sudo apt-get install p7zip*

With those two tools you can also encrypt, put a password to your compressed files.

Alternative: xarchiver

sudo apt-get install xarchiver