How can I compress a file with password in EndeavourOS with KDE? Will it be compatible with Windows if it is compressed in EndeavourOS?

Hello friends.

On Windows I used a program called WINRAR and 7-ZIP to compress files with passwords.

I was surprised that my EndeavorOS with KDE comes with a file compressor installed on the right click.

But how to zip the file with password? The password options appear disabled.

I also have another doubt. If I password-compress files in EndeavourOS, will they be compatible and can I uncompress them in Windows with WINRAR or 7-ZIP?

And is there a file type that is better and more secure?

Here I show you a screenshot.

Thanks in advance mates.

You can use rar, zip or 7-zip on Linux.

Try changing the compression drop down.

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Works!

Although I can only select ZIP to add password and I get this message:

“This encryption method may not be supported by older archiving software.”

Encryption method: AES256

Does it mean that if I zip something with this software, I won’t be able to unzip it if the software is updated a lot in the future?

I didn’t know that you could use WINRAR and 7-ZIP on Linux, that’s great!

Do you recommend me to use a specific program, or this one that comes with KDE should work fine in the future?

I always like to have “the best” or “the safest” or “the most reliable”.

Thanks as always Mr. Dalto!

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No, it means the opposite. You can’t use old versions of zip to access it.

They are all just front-ends. You can use any of the programs, there is no “best” one.

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RAR is one of the best formats for compressed data. Unfortunately, it is 𝖆𝖇𝖘𝖔𝖑𝖚𝖙𝖊𝖑𝖞 𝖕𝖗𝖔𝖕𝖗𝖎𝖊𝖙𝖆𝖗𝖞.

7zip is okay, I guess. It’s Free.

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Yeah, in fact it’s 2nd best in terms of compressing random type of files without thinking too much, just blast full compression rate, set the password and it’s cool.

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What I don’t like about 7zip is the lack of recovery record. You mess up just one byte in that 10 GiB file, and there’s a good chance you won’t be able to extract anything from it.

Other than that, I like it.

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Yeah…As far as i tried to dive deep inside compression algorithms of different type of files, specifically stuff like game re-packs scene (those guys can compress 80 Gb to 20 Gb :exploding_head: ) - you always have to sacrifice something, either it’s compression speed, decompression speed, RAM used, compression rate, or recovery record…

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Oh, I a wouldn’t know anything about that, officer. I would never do anything against the law.

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I was just researching :clown_face:
Coz such compression rates i’ve mentioned above looked impossible to me, turns out there are some very complex processes that highly depend on types of files that you compress…

But we won’t tell that to officer :male_detective:

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I see, thanks! It is my favorite on Windows.

Is it open source? I’ve heard that open source is better and more secure.

Also, do you know how to download it by terminal? I learned how to use the -Ss command to search for programs, but 7zip doesn’t show up.

I like to download everything via terminal, I don’t like to download the package from 7zip official website if possible.

If I manage to install 7zip, will I be able to use it with the right click, like in windows? (I use EOS KDE).

 yay -Ss 7zip
aur/torrent7z 1.3+6+gcb2c3ab-1 (+0 0.00) 
    A derivative of 7zip that produces invariant .7z archives for torrenting
aur/jkazip 2.3.1-2 (+1 0.00) 
    A suite to compress and decompress tar, xz, gzip, bzip2, zip, rar and 7zip
aur/re7zip 1.4-1 (+0 0.00) (Orphaned) 
    7zip version capable of downloading files from archives on HTTP servers
aur/p7zip-jinfeihan57-git 17.04.r6.geb1bbb0-2 (+2 0.00) (Orphaned) 
    Command-line file archiver with high compression ratio - jinfeihan57 fork
aur/lib7zip 3.0.0_17.04-3 (+2 0.00) 
    A library using 7z.dll/7z.so(from 7-Zip) to handle different archive types.
aur/java-p7zip-binding 16.02-2 (+2 0.00) 
    Java wrapper for 7-Zip C++ library.
aur/p7zip-zstd-codec 16.02-1 (+3 0.00) 
    ZStandard codec for file archiver p7zip
aur/fuse3-p7zip-git 1.2.0-2 (+3 0.00) 
    fuse3 file system that uses the p7zip library to mount archives
aur/p7zip-natspec 17.05-1 (+16 0.02) 
    Command-line file archiver with high compression ratio, based on libnatspec patch from ubuntu zip-i18n PPA (https://launchpad.net/~frol/+archive/zip-i18n).
aur/p7zip-gui 16.02-8 (+86 1.08) 
    Graphic user interface (alpha quality) for the 7zip file archiver
aur/7-zip-full 23.01-1 (+50 2.98) 
    File archiver with a high compression ratio (full package to replace p7zip)
extra/p7zip 1:17.05-1 (2.8 MiB 10.5 MiB) 
    Command-line file archiver with high compression ratio

Yes, I really like 7zip on Windows, so I decided to install it.

7zip in EOS KDE can be executed like in Windows, from the right click?

I’m trying to search for it with -Ss, but unfortunately I can’t find it.

 yay -Ss 7zip
aur/torrent7z 1.3+6+gcb2c3ab-1 (+0 0.00) 
    A derivative of 7zip that produces invariant .7z archives for torrenting
aur/jkazip 2.3.1-2 (+1 0.00) 
    A suite to compress and decompress tar, xz, gzip, bzip2, zip, rar and 7zip
aur/re7zip 1.4-1 (+0 0.00) (Orphaned) 
    7zip version capable of downloading files from archives on HTTP servers
aur/p7zip-jinfeihan57-git 17.04.r6.geb1bbb0-2 (+2 0.00) (Orphaned) 
    Command-line file archiver with high compression ratio - jinfeihan57 fork
aur/lib7zip 3.0.0_17.04-3 (+2 0.00) 
    A library using 7z.dll/7z.so(from 7-Zip) to handle different archive types.
aur/java-p7zip-binding 16.02-2 (+2 0.00) 
    Java wrapper for 7-Zip C++ library.
aur/p7zip-zstd-codec 16.02-1 (+3 0.00) 
    ZStandard codec for file archiver p7zip
aur/fuse3-p7zip-git 1.2.0-2 (+3 0.00) 
    fuse3 file system that uses the p7zip library to mount archives
aur/p7zip-natspec 17.05-1 (+16 0.02) 
    Command-line file archiver with high compression ratio, based on libnatspec patch from ubuntu zip-i18n PPA (https://launchpad.net/~frol/+archive/zip-i18n).
aur/p7zip-gui 16.02-8 (+86 1.08) 
    Graphic user interface (alpha quality) for the 7zip file archiver
aur/7-zip-full 23.01-1 (+50 2.98) 
    File archiver with a high compression ratio (full package to replace p7zip)
extra/p7zip 1:17.05-1 (2.8 MiB 10.5 MiB) 
    Command-line file archiver with high compression ratio

That’s the one, it’s free & open-source.

To install:

sudo pacman -S p7zip
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Oh, since its name is “p7zip” I thought it was another program, and that it had to be called with the same name that it uses in Windows.

Thanks very much friend!

Technically it’s port, but it works exactly the same just via commandline:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/P7zip

Also using the one from KDE Ark’s GUI should be perfectly fine, just choose type: 7-zip arhcive.

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It will probably show up in that same screen you have a screenshot of in the first post once it is installed.

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Thanks, it works! Just scroll up after displaying the menu and 7zip will appear!

I like to use the terminal for most things, but to compress files it’s easier for me to use a graphical interface.

I’m just going to say, FitGirl is the best :zipper_mouth_face:

100% :male_detective:

Yes, I am glad to know that we are all investigating the same thing. :+1: :male_detective:

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