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PeaZip 8.2.0 improves command line usage with updated archiving and extraction switches, and introduces (peazip)/res/batch folder which contains sample scripts and system integration files (SendTo and freedesktop_integration folders are moved here).
The archive manager is now capable of optionally displaying compression/encryption method, and modified, created, accessed timestamps for each item in archive, and to display number of items contained in each folder.
It is now possible to chose to keep extracted files even in case errors occurred during the extraction, and working with spanned files was improved.
Smart extraction is now available as default action to take at program's startup, alongside Open, Open as archive, Extract (full), Extract here.
This release focuses on improving user experience on Linux systems, updating installers, improving the automatic configuration of applications for "open with" actions, and displaying more system's paths in the file manager.
Backend were updated to Brotli 1.0.9 (Linux).

A total of 225 file extensions can now be managed by PeaZip, with addition of .apkm, .apks, and .aab Android package formats, and of Lzip .lz (on Linux versions only).

Translations are available in over than 30 languages, any help is welcome to translate PeaZip to new languages and to maintain current localizations up to date, so please consider taking the time to give a look to translations directory for newer language files and for any resource useful for translators.

SHA256 hash of 8.2.0 release packages

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peazip_help.pdf    73f9413af8d22b88e0ae4402c00d0feef673cb70453f47c5f3b819dc59879440
peazip_portable-8.2.0.LINUX.GTK2.x86.tar.gz    aa3bc2283b055ce002327a4feb827ddbb9df5e2b3d830f2173a531ea9dff2544
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peazip-8.2.0.WINDOWS.msi    944cfeaa90cff6b698c3cc5606b271d5f3b131c74c02bb64d362596219306b1d

PeaZip 8 change log (current version)

2021 06 10 .. CURRENT

2021 09 12
8.2.0
BACKEND
(Linux) Upodated Brotli to 1.0.9 version
(Linux) Added read support (browse / test / extract) to Lzip .lz file type
Added support for .apkm, .apks, and .aab packages Android package formats

CODE
(Linux) maximum length of CL generated on Linux systems is now increased to 128 K characters in contrast to much more limited 32 K characters allowed on Windows systems
About screen now displays information about widget set and CPU architecture of the build for better troubleshooting
Improved command line usage
New res\batch\ folder containing sample scripts pointing to main app functions to help portabilize and deploy the application on multiple environments: the directory contains sample .bat scripts (Windows), SendTo menu links (Windows), freedesktop_integration examples (Linux) and will expand in future.
Fixed -add27z, -add2zip and related switches: when multiple items are passed the archive is named accordingly the directory name of first item, as in the GUI version of the same action
New -ext2here, -ext2folder (alias -ext2smart), -ext2newfolder switches for CL, executing single or multiple tasks as a single sequence of extract here, extract here smart folder, and extract here to new folder respectively
Extraction to new folder can now be forced to use smart folder option (-ext2folder, alias -ext2smart) or to not use it (-ext2newfolder)
With new extraction functions extraction of multiple items can run in a single instance without stealing the focus each time the next task in sequence is started
SendTo links to extraction functions are updated to use those new functions for better handling of queues of multiple tasks, now matching features provided by context menu entries but with advantages of being cross platform, not suffering artificial limitation of input items number, and being much more faster and cpu/memory efficient in receiving input list from system to application
Previous version of same switches, not running as a single instance queue, are available with "_" suffix, i.e. -ext2here_; in this way existing scripts does not need to be updated to benefit of new functions, but can be easily adapted to use old version of the switches if preferred
Improved generation of more compact command lines from GUI, with better detection of cases of automatic switch to "extract all"
Various fixes
Fixed breadcrumb for "Open unit as archive" in context menu, File manager > System tools
Fixed deselecting "TAR before" and selecting "Add each object to a separate archive" it is now possible to create multiple archive at once for types such as bz2, br, gz, zst

FILE MANAGER
(Linux) Improved system directories shown by default in navigation tree on the left of file manager
(Linux) Updated list of apps automatically detected for Open with submenu; apps and scripts can be customized in Options > Settings, Applications tab
(Linux) Enabled System tools submenu in context menu > File manager
(Windows) Improved and re-organized System tools submenu in context menu > File manger
Improved archive browser
Added Method column to display compression/encryption method for each single object (this column is enabled by default)
Added Created and Accessed timestamps columns in addition to existing Modified timestamp column (those columns are disabled by default)
The new columns can be enabled/disabled from columns header's context menu, and from main menu > Organize > Browser > Columns; if enabled, those columns are automatically shown browsing archives and hidden browsing the fileystem
Folders in 7z/p7zip archives now show number of contained folders, files, and total uncompressed size (displayed in same column of files' checksums)
This feature is limited on basis of the number of items contained in the archive, and can be tuned from "Browser optimization" dropdown menu in Options > Settings, General tab Performances group
New Ctrl+Alt+A link to autoadjust file browser columns
Themes: added "Presets" link on the right of Application accent color picker, allowing to quickly customize both application and text accent colors accordingly to common color themes of reference Operating Systems e.g. Mint, Ubuntu, Windows

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
Added XZ (Linux, Windows) and Zstd (Linux) as optional algorithms for ZIP/ZIPX compression, from Advanced tab in archiving / conversion screen
Improved extraction
Added option to skip testing for encryption on extraction, suppressing password requests
Improved Interactive extraction option
Empty folder is now removed in case of error with Extract to new folder
Naming policy dropdown menu is enabled with "Interactive extraction", allowing to resolve issues of conflicting filenames in the same archive
New "Keep files" link in extraction progress windows in case of errors "Interactive extraction", allows to preserve extracted files which would be otherwise automatically deleted
New "Store all timestamps" option (checked by default) is available in Archiving / Conversion screen
If this option is active, created, modified, last access time are saved to archive rather than modified timestamp only; formats supporting this feature are: 7Z, RAR, ZIP
Improved raw file spanning, it is now possible to submit multiple separate input files at once to be split to specified size
Improved support for .xxxaa spanned files from Unix/Linux split command
New option for default behavior at application startup: Extract all here (smart new folder)
This option can be set from Options > Settings > Archive manager
Doubleclicking on an a file of associated type, or clicking Open from context menu on a group of selected files associated with PeaZip, the selected action is performed
Available actions: Open (default), Open as archive (force trying to open file as archive), Extract (showing options and confirmation screen), Extract all here, Extract all here (smart new folder)

WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS
(Windows) SendTo menu entries use new extraction functions, more efficient for handling queues of multiple tasks, and "Extract here (smart new folder)" replaces "Extract here (in new folder)"
With this update SendTo functions provides same features provided by context menu entries, but much more faster and efficient and without artificial limitation in terms of number of input items
(Linux) Improved Linux installers
install the app in /opt/peazip directory (non capitalized)
configuration files are saved in .PeaZip directory in user's home as in previous releases
link peazip binary in /usr/bin
place peazip.desktop file in /usr/share/applications
place peazip.png icon in /usr/share/icons, /usr/share/pixmaps for DEB packages
optional .desktop files and icons are available in (peazip)/res/batch/freedesktop_integration to provide direct access to specific functions even on DE not supporting Actions
(DEB) place machine readable copyright file in /usr/share/doc/peazip
(DEB) packages are now named following Debian naming standard; all other packages - Windows, Linux, portable - follows RedHat naming standard


2021 07 24
8.1.0
BACKEND
Pea 1.02
Improved speed of hex preview function, updated secure delete function
Zstd 1.50
(Windows) Tino Reichardt codecs for 7z v1.5.0r1
updates codecs to Brotli 1.0.9, FLZMA2 1.0.1, Lizard 1.0, LZ4 1.9.3, LZ5 1.5, Zstandard 1.5.0
(Linux) szcnick p7zip 17.04:
introduces support for Brotli, Lizard, LZ5
updates LZ4 1.9.3 and zstd 1.4.9
on Linux systems Brotli and Zstandard presets now points to single step compression in 7z using Brotli or Zstd compression (tar.br and tar.zst presets are still available as alternative)
(Windows) added support for system's Extrac32 as alternative CAB extraction engine
Extrac32 backend be enabled in Options > Settings, Advanced tab
CAB will be still listed/tested using 7z backend, Extrac32 (if enabled) will be used for for extraction operations

CODE
Various fixes
Improved performances working with archives containing large number of items (files, folders)
on 64K items archive 50% speed increase, -25% RAM usage
on 128K items archive 2x speed increase, -25% RAM usage
on 256K items archive 4x speed increase, -35% RAM usage
improved speed for listing archives, also minor speed improvements for test, archive and extract operations involving a large number of files

FILE MANAGER
Added new user-provided themes: KDE Breeze, Oxygen
Improved browsing archives: clicking on root in breadcrumb bar now simply lists root content, while pressing refresh (F5) re-opens the archive, fully re-parsing the content
In case of spanned archive, the number of volumes actually found in current path (as required by PeaZip for extraction) is shown in application's title bar and status bar
Improved Settings
More flexible Browser optimization in General tab, Performances group
Reorganized various settings for better readability
Updated translations

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
Added support (as container files) to .whl Python archives and .gem Ruby gem archives
Added option to extract all, selected or displayed items to extraction dropdown menu, replicating Extract button context menu
Added actions to Test all, selected or displayed items in Test button context menu
Improved archive conversion procedure
Extraction stage is now shown as a single sequence of tasks, and main screen is hidden to reduce visual clutter
If errors are encountered in extraction stage it is reported to user, so conversion can be stopped (to correct errors) or continued if desired
Improved extraction command line creation: when all items are selected switch to a more compact command line using filters rather than item's list

WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS
Windows installer now supports command line parameter to set language during installation
language can be declared as last parameter, with or without "/" prefix
to identify the language please check the name of the language file in PeaZip\res\lang\ directory 

2021 06 10
8.0.0
BACKEND
PEA 1.01
Added exit codes to functions for easier integration with third party software and scripts
Running PEA in batch_report and hidden_report mode automatically saves task log without further user interaction
Fixed: hidden and hidden_report modes do not flash the GUI before hiding it
Updated online documentation at https://peazip.github.io/pea_help.pdf
CAB (Windows)
Selecting custom format (and deselecting RAR checkbx, if selected) in Advanced tab it is now available "CAB" preset in custom executable dropdown menu, to use Windows' makecab.exe utility (which accepts single files as input)

CODE
Various fixes and improvements

FILE MANAGER
Added support for .xappx, and various Open Packaging Conventions filetypes (.3mf, .vsdx, .mmzx, .aasx, .slx, .scdoc) files, 218 file extensions supported
 by default support is read only, to enable write support check "Edit non-canonical archive types" in main menu, Options > Settings > Archive manager
Added text completion for search field
Checksum/hash files can now be set to perform a single algorithm (faster), by default SHA256
Performing all algorithms at once, or all common algorithms at once, is available as option in Option > Settings > File manager
Dragging a single archive file on file manager screen, the archive is now opened without requiring further interaction
Improved preview and open with functions
If nothing is selected, preview takes current directory as input
To avoid confusion with "Preview" actions submenu, "Extract and open with" sumbenu can now be enabled / disabled from Options > Setings > Archive manager
Improved random password generator in main menu, Tools > Create random password / keyfile
Default length is now 12 characters
Quote characters ' and " are avoided to keep the password console-friendly regardless the character escaping abilities of the scripting environment that will be employed by the user
Improved smart sorting of file names
Improved status bar
Browser modes "Details" and "Icons and images" can now be selected with a single click from icons on status bar
Style dropdown menu button on the left of browser modes icons, on status bar, allows to set most common UI settings fro a single, easily visible place:
set tool bar to archive manager, file manager, images manager
toggle tab bar on/off
toggle row select on/off
set browser preset modes
set themes
set side bar to navigation panel, treeview, or hidden
 Style menu entries are replicated also in context menu, Navigation submenu
Improved support for non-canonical archive types (containers, disk images, installers...) with new options in main menu, Options > Settings > Archive manager
"Browse non-canonical archive types" (default on) set those file types to be opened for browsing on doubleclcik in PeaZip file manager; unchecking this option those file types will be opened with associated application but can still be browsed on demand (as any arbitrary file type) using "Open file as archive" menu entry
"Convert non-canonical archive types" (default off) will treat those file types as archives in Conversion process (extract and recompress them), otherwise those files will be left unchanged and simply compressed in the desired format
Improved theming: can now optionally display grids with alternate color for better readability
Replicated link to Text encoding settings in main menu, Options; extended hint for custom codepage

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
Added "Force typing passwords interactively" option in password screen that forces to always type password in the native backend interface
This option allows to create scripts that will require operator to enter the password interactively rather than running unattended
Zpaq backend does not support this option
Backends not supporting encryption are not affected by this option
Please note this option forces console mode for backend utilities (except PEA, which is a graphic application)
With this option enabled PeaZip cannot browse archives with encrypted name of files (encrypted toc), but it is anyway possible to list/test/extract them
Can now edit existing 7Z-compressed sfx archives
Improved "TAR before" option, which saves multiple input to TAR archive before compression step
Option to delete original files now works whith "TAR before" option enabled
Tasks with "TAR before" option enabled can now be saved as command line
It is now possible to customize the default action to perform when a file type associated with PeaZip is double-clicked on the system (or any time a single file is sent as input to PeaZip)
In main menu, Options > Settings > Archive manager "Default action on start-up" can be set to
Open, default
Open as archive, force trying to open any arbitrary file type as archive
Extract..., show full extraction screen to enter password and change options before confirming extraction
Extract here, immediately start extraction with default parameters

Previous versions change log


 
PeaZip 7
2019 12 01 .. 2021 04 19
 
PeaZip 5
2013 06 23 .. 2016 01 01

PeaZip 3
2010 02 10 .. 2011 08 27

PeaZip 1
2006 11 06 .. 2008 03 15




PeaZip 6
2016 02 27 .. 2019 09 01

PeaZip 4
2011 09 19 .. 2013 04 24

PeaZip 2
2008 03 21 .. 2010 01 26

Pea-Peach (PeaZip 0)
2006 09 16 .. 2006 10 02


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