Install PeaZip archive on Ubuntu 20.04 / LinuxMint / Debian Linux Distributions - Step by step guide ?


PeaZip is a cross-platform, open-source, and free fully featured file compression and decompression tool. This utility has a user-friendly interface and provides secure file compression and a strong AES encryption feature. PeaZip written in Free Pascal compiler and offers a high file compression ratio. The packages of PeaZip file archiver are safe to download because they do not have any harmful malicious software.

Here at Ibmi Media, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Linux system Software Installation queries.

In this context, we shall look into how to install the PeaZip file compression utility on Ubuntu 20.04 system.


Steps to Install PeaZip Utility on Ubuntu 20.04 system

To install the PeaZip Ubuntu 20.04 system, simply follow the below steps.

1. Download the PeaZip .deb package

The PeaZip can easily install on Ubuntu 32 and 64 bits system architecture using the .deb package. The latest .deb PeaZip package, you can easily download from the official PeaZip webpage. Just visit this page and download the package that is available for Ubuntu, Mint, and Debian distributions 

While you start downloading the PeaZip package, the following dialogue appears on the desktop. Here, you need to specify the directory where you want to save the .deb PeaZip package in your system. If you will not choose a specific directory then, it will automatically save into the system 'Downloads'.

Once the PeaZip package is downloaded, update the system packages list by running the following command:

$ sudo apt update


2. Update the existing packages

We will require to install the gdebi package handler to install the PeaZip. However, it is advisable to update the existing packages before installing any new package with the following command:

$ sudo apt update

The existing packages list will be updated successfully.


3. Install gdebi package installer

To install a PeaZip .deb package, we need a gdebi package handle that will help you to install and handle PeaZip .deb package dependencies. The 'gdebi' is an application that is used to install .deb packages and handle dependencies. So, execute the following command to install 'gdebi package handler' on Ubuntu 20.04 system:

$ sudo apt install gdebi-core


4. Install PeaZip utility

Now, install the PeaZip on your Ubuntu system. Navigate into the 'Downloads' directory and right-click on the downloaded .deb PeaZip package.

Now, select the 'Open with software install' option to install the PeaZip. In a while, the PeaZip file installation dialogue will open on the desktop.

Click on the 'Install' to install the PeaZip file archiver. For the PeaZip tool installation, you will be required to authenticate the current user. However, enter the password in the Password field and click on the 'Authenticate' button.

After that, the PeaZip utility will be installed on your Ubuntu 20.04 system. If you don’t need further this tool, You can also remove or uninstall PeaZip utility.


How to Launch PeaZip archive utility on Ubuntu 20.04 ?

To access the PeaZip archiver interface, click on the 'Activities' and search in 'peazip' in the displaying application search bar. The application icon of PeaZip utility displays on the desktop.

Then, Click on the Peazip icon to launch it on Ubuntu 20.04 system.


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Conclusion

This article covers how to install the PeaZip utility on the Ubuntu 20.04 system as well as on LinuxMint and Debian distribution. In fact, PeaZip is a file archiving and managing utility. It is a free software utility that deals with approximately 180 formats of file archives. It is based on many open source technologies, essentially 7-zip, p7zip, FreeArc, as well as PEA projects.

Now, you can add compressed files and extract them using this tool. 


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