My friend wants to send me an encrypted zip file that he created using
$ zip -e file.zip file2.zip
Will I be able to open that with the native Windows XP pk zip implementation?
Linux/Mac OS X
At first, you need the password to open it.
It'll prompt password from you. Of course, you have to install
If Windows Explorer can't open your encrypted ZIP file, you can install for example 7Zip. Windows do have support, but not for all encryption variations commonly used for password protecting ZIP file. 7Zip includes support for many other formats too, and rather good command line tools, in addition to good Explorer integration. For executing from command line, use
If you don't have your 7Zip installation on your path, use (for example)
It'll prompt your password, and then extract files to your current folder. Run