[LINUX] Extract multiple zip files with password

extract multiple zip files with password

Sometimes visual programs can’t help us. For istance, let’s assume you would like to extract multiple zip files protected with a common password. How can you do that using a desktop environment, or more in general, visual programs? That’s simple, you can’t do that. Fortunately, shell is our friend, so you can use 7z command to extract your zip files.

First thing, install 7z using apt or yum, depending on your Linux distribution, then run the following command within the directory containing your zip-protected files.

~$ for z in *.zip; do 7z x -pPASSWORD -y "$z"; done

You have done!