7z encrypted archive in Xubuntu 15.10

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by dogbite, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. dogbite

    dogbite Registered Member

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    I have a problem creating 7z encrypted archives in Xubuntu. I tried either Thunar and Nemo, but the password field is always greyed out.
    Is encryption not supported?
    Unfortunately I could not find any help googling it.
    In Ubuntu is trivial...
    I would like to avoid to install 7zip/peazip etc, unless very necessary to do it.
     
  2. accessgranted

    accessgranted Registered Member

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    You cannot create 7zip archives without 7zip. Moreover, if you want encryption, just install p7zip-full. AFAIK, you can compress/extract any type of archive with it.

    sudo apt-get install p7zip-full
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2015
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