Jonathan Kaye jdkaye10 at
Fri Aug 24 06:59:06 UTC 2007

jack wrote:

> Does anyone know if ARK can password protect zip and tar files?
> If it doesn't, is there a tool similar to ark that can?
> Thanks for any input.
> Jack
> Kubuntu 7.04
Hi Jack,
AFAIK ark (which is just a front end for a bunch of compression/extraction
programs doesn't allow for passwords. The "zip" program does do encryption
cum password protection. zip -e will encrypt the file(s) and prompt you for
a password. rar -p with also password protect your archive. Both zip and
rar only run on the command line, at least the linux, free (as in beer)
versions that I have.
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