p7zip - Wrapper on 7-Zip file archiver with high compression ratio


   p7zip      [-c|--stdout|--to-stdout]     [-d|--decompress|--uncompress]
   [-f|--force] [-h|--help] [-k|--keep] [--] [file ...]


   7-Zip  is  a  file  archiver  supporting  7z  (that   implements   LZMA
   compression  algorithm  featuring  very high compression ratio), LZMA2,
   XZ, ZIP,  Zip64,  CAB,  RAR  (if  the  non-free  p7zip-rar  package  is
   installed),  ARJ,  GZIP,  BZIP2,  TAR,  CPIO, RPM, ISO, most filesystem
   images and DEB formats.  Compression ratio in  the  new  7z  format  is
   30-50% better than ratio in ZIP format.

   p7zip is a gzip-like CLI wrapper script for 7-Zip, and handles only the
   7z format (the native format of  7-Zip),  internally  executing  either
   7za(1) or 7zr(1) command.

   With  no  switches passed in the command line, each given file argument
   is compressed into file.7z, and then removed.

   With the -d switch each passed file needs to end with the .7z extension
   and  is  decompressed.  After  the  decompression  the original file is
   removed unless it contained more than one archived file.

   When used without any file argument, p7zip reads data from the standard
   input  and  compresses  (or  decompresses  in  case  of -d) it into the
   standard output.


   -c, --stdout, --to-stdout
          Write output on standard output.

   -d, --decompress, --uncompress
          Decompress file.

   -f, --force
          Skip some checks and force compression or decompression.

   -h, --help
          Print usage.

   -k, --keep
          Do not delete input file.

   --     Treat all subsequent arguments as file names, even if they start
          with a dash.


   7z(1), 7za(1), 7zr(1), bzip2(1), gzip(1), zip(1)


   Written  for  Debian  by  Mohammed  Adnene  Trojette. Updated by Robert


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