A new version of the free pack program 7-ZIP has appeared. 7-ZIP 22.00 offers some detail improvements.
7-ZIP is one of those typical toolbox programs that should not be missing on any computer.
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The popular free packer 7-ZIP from the developer Igor Pavlov has appeared in a new version: 7-Zip 22.00. Among other things, 7-Zip can now extract APFS (Apple File System) images that are used in DMG files. 7-Zip can also store more accurate timestamps. The developer has also fixed some bugs from the previous version. The changelog informs about all improvements.
7-ZIP is available for Windows and Linux, among others. You can find the free download of 7-ZIP for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 here. The download is 1.5 MB in size. The Linux version of 7-ZIP can usually be found in the package sources/repositories of your respective Linux distribution. If the 7-ZIP version available there is still out of date, you can also download 7-ZIP for Linux from here.
The freeware 7-Zip is a powerful alternative to the paid compression programs Winzip and Winrar. 7-Zip can handle numerous packing formats. 7-ZIP can pack and unpack these formats: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM. And at least unpacking is possible with these formats: AR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DMG, EXT, FAT, GPT, HFS, IHEX, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, QCOW2, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, UEFI, VDI, VHD, VMDK, WIM, XAR and Z.
7-ZIP also has its own packaging format, namely 7z. Important for data protection: You can also create encrypted archives with 7-ZIP.
Getting started with 7-ZIP
How to use the free packer 7-ZIP