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I've a corrupt zip file. I've tried to repair it with

zip -F


zip -FF

but was not successful. Is there another terminal tool under Linux for repairing?

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Maybe the file is FUBR? – LiraNuna Aug 30 '09 at 1:30

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try this

zip -FF --out

This will scan the corrupted zip archive and make a new one eliminating the errors.

As a result you will get a new zip file. Then simply run this command.


Hope this helps.

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DiskInternals ZIP Repair works perfectly under Wine it's saved me in the past.

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You can also just extract the actual executable from the installer using 7-Zip. Works like a charm. – Goyuix Sep 25 '10 at 15:46

Just referenced this question in my answer to a similar one - Linux Mint 12 - how to open a .zip file in terminal

It is worth adding here what the zip manual currently says about the difference between -F and -FF:

The single -F is more reliable if the archive is not too much damaged, so try this option first.

So the first attempt would be:

zip -F --out

And if that doesn't work:

zip -FF --out
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I'm not aware of a program that will do a better job repairing the archive though.

You might try

unzip -vt

just to see if maybe you can extract some of the files safely, or figure out which files in the archive are corrupt.

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thanks for the hint, but i get the same result as with "zip -F" :( – Sirakov Aug 13 '09 at 21:33

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