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Old 11-11-2005, 11:50 PM   #1
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extracting compressed torrent downloads that are password protected

hi there....just downloaded a torrent and it is compresssed and has a password...i have downloaded this torrent previously when i was still on windows, and i had to use the password when i extracted, and no problem....

however, now when i try to extrac it by right clikking it doesnt give me the option to enter the password, and therefore after going thru the extraction process, it tells me it was unsucessful because of incorrect password...

any advice appreciated,

aw (linux knob, i mean noob)
Old 11-12-2005, 06:48 AM   #2
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it depends what its compressed with.

im assuming its a rar because thats the most common format. if you dont allready have linux rar installed, get it from here

thre are two ways of doing it. first, from the command line:

rar x nameoffile.rar
using this method, you will be prompted for the password when it needs it. the password will not be echo'ed to screen, so if its a long complicated password, you might want to use the second command, which is....

rar x -p yourpasswordhere nameoffile.rar
the first way means you get prompted for your password, but cant see it when you type it in. the second way means you dont get prompted for your password and can see it when you type it in.

if its another compressed format, please advise as to what type of file it is. if you dont know what kind of file it is, use this command:
file nameoffile.rar
and that should tell you what the file is (or at least give you some kind of idea).
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