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I have a password protected zip file which was created in Windows. When I am trying to extract the same file under Ubuntu I get the error need PK compat. v5.1 (can do v4.6). Any idea how to proceed?

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According to this thread you can use 7z for this. First install p7zip-full package with:

sudo apt-get install p7zip-full

Then either use the GUI or extract the archive with this command:

7z e /path/to/file


7z x /path/to/file

(second one preserves directory structure).

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very good that also the GUI (file-roller) understand to use p7zip if installed! –  Pisu Feb 6 at 7:56

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The link is broken... –  papukaija Jul 7 '13 at 10:59

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