I am getting this error while unzipping a file how unzip it

c0mrad3@dinp:~/output/zip$ unzip 00000018.zip 
Archive:  00000018.zip
   skipping: secret.txt              need PK compat. v5.1 (can do v4.6)

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Try installing 7z sudo apt-get install p7zip-full and then extract the file with it 7z x 00000018.zip

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    +1 for this, thanks for the command some reason p7zip -d doesn't like my .zip file. after using 7z x [file], it prompted me to enter the password required and extracted the file nicely.
    – esefarm
    Jul 6, 2016 at 12:29
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    +1 i used 7z x datafile.zip -aoa -p$3CR37 with success. Argument -p****** is the password, -aoa allows extraction over any existing local files.
    – roblogic
    Nov 4, 2016 at 3:45
  • 7z is it, what I needed to unzip my password protected .zip...!
    – benzkji
    Oct 16, 2020 at 12:09
  • The solution is absolutely correct, but there's one addition: The files will be placed in your home folder ( /home/yourname/files ) and you might have to change the permission settings. In terminal : chown yourname ./filename(s) or just chown yourname ./ -R, since all the other files must be yours anyway. Jan 14 at 7:26

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