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i_s 03-25-2005 04:36 AM

How do I extract password pretected .zip files in linux

I am wondering how do I extract password protected .zip in linux (I am using Suse 9.2). I have the password, Ark can see the contents of the files but whenever I try to extract them I get an error!


pk21 03-25-2005 05:19 AM

man unzip:

-P password
use password to decrypt encrypted zipfile entries (if any).
THIS IS INSECURE! Many multi-user operating systems provide
ways for any user to see the current command line of any other
user; even on stand-alone systems there is always the threat of
over-the-shoulder peeking. Storing the plaintext password as
part of a command line in an automated script is even worse.
Whenever possible, use the non-echoing, interactive prompt to
enter passwords. (And where security is truly important, use
strong encryption such as Pretty Good Privacy instead of the
relatively weak encryption provided by standard zipfile utili-

i_s 03-25-2005 05:47 AM


I was also able to locate that. I used the command

unzip -P password zipfile

Thanks again.


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