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7-Zip is a file archiver predominantly for the Microsoft Windows operating system. It operates either as a command line program or with a graphical user interface. It also features integration with the Windows shell environment. 7-Zip is free software, developed by Igor Pavlov and distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). It is a competitor to the market-leading WinZip and WinRAR programs, both of which are closed source. It offers a special 64-bit version for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. In the form of p7zip, 7-Zip has been ported for use on Unix-like systems such as Linux and FreeBSD.