I have a .7z file which I need to extract the contents of. The problem is, that it's password protected and currently, I have to SSH into the server and enter the password. I would like to this without the need of this.

Is this possible?

I have tried:

7za x file.7z -ppassword pass

But does not work, just returns "No files to process"


This is a year+ late, but in case anyone else googles this, use:

7za x file.7z -p'your_password'

Wrapping the password in single quotes does the trick


Seems like the command should be

7za x file.7z -pyour_password

Whereas "-ppassword pass" uses password "password" and tries to extract "pass" file from your archive.

  • No, just returns "Wrong password" Sub items error 1 - Is the right password, however
    – Phorce
    Sep 7 '15 at 14:58

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