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I have an encrypted 7zip file, but i cannot open it, it appears that p7zip does not support encryption yet. Do you know a program that can open it ?

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p7zip does support encryption - see the documentation at /usr/share/doc/p7zip-full/DOCS/MANUAL/switches/method.htm

Here's the syntax to encrypt a file.

7z a -psecret -mx=9 -mm=Deflate -mem=AES256 -tzip inputfile.7z inputfile

The command line syntax is overly complex, but it works.

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Actually I just installed 7z from get-apt - i was using p7zip ealier and now archive manager can unzip & unencrypt the files so I guess i'm taking care of. –  patrickinmpls Jan 18 '10 at 14:25
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