DZip 2.9 Is A Small, Command-Line Archiver

As you may know, Dzip is an open-source, command-line software for file compression/decompression. It has drag and drop support, the users being able to easily create .dz files. But unlike WinZip or other software, it does not copy the extracted files to temp and move them to the destination when finished, the files being copied to the destination directly.

One scenario when this features is life saving: you have to extract a 4 GB archive, but your temp partition has only 3 GB of free space left, but the destination has enough space to store the content of the archive.

The latest version available is Dzip 2.9, which has been released a while ago, bringing small changes:

  • Make dzip and dzip-static conflict with each other

Installation instructions:

Up to date Dzip packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu is piece of cake. Just add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the dzip package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:djcj/games
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install dzip

Optional, to remove dzip, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove dzip

The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2.

Usage instructions:

The app provides straight-forward instructions by itself:

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