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RarCrack is a command line tool that allows users to recover passwords of compressed archive files for the following formats:

  • 7z
  • RAR
  • ZIP
RarCrack uses the bruteforce algorithm to guess forgotten passwords of archive files. To install RarCrack on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), run the follwoing commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ole.wolf/rarcrack


sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install rarcrack

For Ubuntu 11.10 (32-bit), install RarCrack with these commands:

wget -O rarcrack_0.2-3_i386.deb http://goo.gl/nOcCm


sudo dpkg -i rarcrack_0.2-3_i386.deb

For Ubuntu 11.10 (64-bit), run these commands:

wget -O rarcrack_0.2-3_amd64.deb http://goo.gl/rBcGA


sudo dpkg -i rarcrack_0.2-3_amd64.deb

For normal use of RarCrack, cd to the folder containing your archive file and run this command according to your file format:

rarcrack file.rar


rarcrack file.zip


rarcrack file.7z

For more information about this command line tool, check this page.

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