7-zip is an open source file archive manager for Windows featuring LZMA compression. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license.

  • High compression ratio using LZMA compression
  • Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
  • Self-extracting capability for 7z format
  • Integration with Windows Shell
  • Localizations for 69 languages

Supported formats:

  • Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
  • Unpacking only: RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, MSI, WIM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS

For an example of the self-extracting capabilities see: Single file Deployment on Windows

This revision created on Wed, 24 Sep 2008 21:54:33 by mnestic