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open self-extracting zip AND provide the password

open self-extracting zip AND provide the password

open self-extracting zip AND provide the password

(OP)
Hi all,

I'm writing an automation that includes unzipping a self-excecutable zip file which has password protection.  I need to start the decompression and then feed in the password.

I need to use java or perl to do this.  The only things I've found so far use  tcl/tk or assembler (for Pet's sake).

I'd appreciate any ideas or links.
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RE: open self-extracting zip AND provide the password

Use the Perl "system" command to execute the file at the command line.


Sincerely,
 
Tom Anderson
CEO, Order amid Chaos, Inc.
http://www.oac-design.com

RE: open self-extracting zip AND provide the password

(OP)
Thanks for your reply.

The execution of the self-extracting zip file is not the problem.  The password cannot be fed to the file.  I haven't been able to find an argument for it (ie. selfExtractFile.zip -pw=password) and I don't know how to communicate to the process once it's started.

RE: open self-extracting zip AND provide the password

I think you can do it with gzip on linux.


Sincerely,
 
Tom Anderson
CEO, Order amid Chaos, Inc.
http://www.oac-design.com

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