Which formats can cPanel decompress?

lewis-teck

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I tried a Google and cPanel Docs search and was unable to find any information on this, but can someone please confirm which file formats can be decompressed within the cPanel file manager?

I'm sad to see 7z files cannot be extracted, and with it being such a widely used format, and cPanel in version 86, I really would have expected to see more file formats like 7z supported. Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't seem that cPanel have innovated at all in this area? 2020 and no 7z files?
 

cPanelLauren

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7z is a special format which requires specific programs to decompress, it's also not standard on Linux. Typically files are compressed in a zip, tar.gz or tar file which the system is able to decompress in the filemanager.
 
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