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fcrackzip

fcrackzip is a zip password cracker, similar to fzc, zipcrack and others.

Blurb

Why, the hell, another zip cracker?

Naturally, programs are born out of an actual need. The situation with fcrackzip was no different... I'm not using zip very much, but recently I needed a password cracker. "Sure", I thought, "there are hundreds of them out there, I'll just gonna get one!". This wasn't so easy, in fact, none of the zipcrackers I found were able to find the passwords, either they didn't accept more than one zipfile, were awfully slow, or didn't do brute force attacks (which I needed). The worst thing was: no source!.

Why is no source such a bad thing?

[insert big chapter about the free software spirit here ;)], anyway people will never learn... You will find reasons why it's much better to provide source to your programs here, at opensource.org, and here, at the Free Software Foundation. Now, what are the features of fcrackzip?

Caveat, Imperator!

Naturally, there are also some drawbacks. At the moment, fcrackzip is a bit slower than necessary, and lacks some important (or nice) features, like automatic unzip-testing and others. On the other hand, fcrackzip-0.0.1 was hacked together in under ten hours, and you can always modify the source (and send me patches!!!) (I hope I've made it clear now ;)

Resources

CVSBrowsable CVS module 'fcrackzip'
CVSAnonymous CVS:  cvs -z3 -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.schmorp.de/schmorpforge co fcrackzip
IRCServer irc.schmorp.de, channel #schmorpforge, user schmorp (say hi and wait a few minutes or hours)

Additional Documents

FILEfcrackzip.html