I'm trying to extract ZIP files for an encrypted archive I've forgotten the password for. So far I've found the tool fcrackzip which does what I want, but its own manpage states that it has numerous problems, for example:

"It's still early alpha."
"Stop/resume facility is missing."
"Could be faster."

Whilst I appreciate this honesty, it does rather make me hope that there are some better, more mature ZIP cracking utilities for Linux (GUI or commandline, I don't mind), out there.

Does anyone have recommendations? I'd really value speed, and a stop/resume facility would be nice.

  • 2
    Start that one running and see whether it finishes before any suggestion here. – Kevin Jan 15 '12 at 15:39
  • Hopefully your password was not a very long one and you still remember which chars you used and which ones you did not use. All zip-crack tools I know of are painfully slow. – Nils Jan 15 '12 at 20:50

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