Package Details: rarcrack 0.2-4

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: rarcrack
Description: Use brute force algorithm to find the correct password for rar, 7z, zip archives.
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: lolop
Maintainer: SanskritFritz
Last Packager: SanskritFritz
Votes: 238
Popularity: 1.022138
First Submitted: 2008-03-24 01:12
Last Updated: 2015-06-13 22:37

Dependencies (5)

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Sources (2)

Latest Comments

SanskritFritz commented on 2017-04-12 12:11

I haven't installed libiconv and rarcrack builds and runs fine here.

beka commented on 2017-04-12 12:04

I haven't able to install it without installing libiconv - maybe dependencies should be updated?

SanskritFritz commented on 2014-09-29 10:38

It's ok :)

noplease commented on 2014-09-29 10:24

sorry, meant to upvote

halimbo commented on 2014-02-28 10:56

Thanks, very beautiful tool :)

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-06-26 08:17

fukawi2 I'm stupid, thank you. Will fix this ASAP.

fukawi2 commented on 2013-06-26 03:39

This will not build in a chroot:
/build/PKGBUILD: line 24: ../../file-type-detection.patch: No such file or directory

you should use $srcdir instead of ../../ as the path to the patch.

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-06-24 21:00

Thanks optiseth, I have included your patch.

Anonymous comment on 2013-06-24 17:40

It looks to be abandoned, as far as I can tell. No worries. It's there if anyone wants it.

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-05-30 21:29

I reviewed your patch and it is indeed a good one. However, I'm really hesitant to include it into the package, since it should not contain anything coming from a different source than upstream. I might include the patch only if it is part of the source=() array, hence immutable. That would mean, you lose the credits, although I would surely mention you as contributor in the PKGBUILD.
Did you try to push your patch upstream? That would be the best solution if Zoltan Kedves accepted it.

Anonymous comment on 2013-05-30 20:44


I've added a patch on github to fix the file type detection issue. If you change the PKGBUILD to what's below, it will patch rarcrack.h before the compile and resolve the issue. Of course, you'll need git on the build machine.

build() {
cd "$srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver"
git clone git://
patch < rarcrack-fix/file-type-detection.patch

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-03-06 22:06

Report this upstream. Are you sure you have recompiled the program on a fully up to date system?

JakubM commented on 2013-03-06 18:31

$ rarcrack --type zip
RarCrack! 0.2 by David Zoltan Kedves (

INFO: the specified archive type: zip
INFO: cracking, status file:
GOOD: password cracked: '0'
GOOD: password cracked: '1'

Same thing for rar files.

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-03-06 14:26

I don't see any problem:

~ > rarcrack --type zip
RarCrack! 0.2 by David Zoltan Kedves (

INFO: the specified archive type: zip
INFO: cracking, status file:
Probing: 'aJ' [241 pwds/sec]
Probing: 'mM' [249 pwds/sec]
Probing: '9Q8' [239 pwds/sec]
Probing: 'a1E' [238 pwds/sec]
GOOD: password cracked: 'aaa'

JakubM commented on 2013-03-06 12:37

Yea, I have the same problem.

SanskritFritz commented on 2013-03-05 23:59

You missed the documentation on the webpage.

Anonymous comment on 2013-03-05 21:18

Sorry, what does this program actually do? ^^
I ran it and it gave this:

GOOD: password cracked: '5'
GOOD: password cracked: '4'
GOOD: password cracked: '2'
GOOD: password cracked: '3'
GOOD: password cracked: '0'
GOOD: password cracked: '1'
GOOD: password cracked: '6'

After which I inspected the XML-file it created:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

I don't see a password anywhere, and the ZIP-file is still passworded. What did I miss?

Tanath commented on 2012-12-21 03:59

Just replace 'mesh' with 'voxel'.

holyArch commented on 2012-06-29 17:03

Original link is dead. Use this:

hermes14 commented on 2012-06-28 16:28

Updated PKGBUILD with optdepends, download link hopefully working for everybody, and cleaned for newer pacman versions.

Anonymous comment on 2012-02-22 22:04

Indeed, but you can just replace it in the PKGBUILD with a mirror of choice.
I replaced it with which works fine right now.

Spheerys commented on 2012-02-22 14:09 is unvailable today....

Anonymous comment on 2011-06-06 12:17

much faster in combination with unrar-free

MreDD commented on 2011-04-24 11:12

yep. try man or visiting the site. its on the frontpage
Using RarCrack:

rarcrack your_encrypted_archive.ext [--threads thread_num] [--type rar|zip|7z]

BlackIkeEagle commented on 2010-08-02 13:43

pass the --type with your command

and it doesnt work so super good so dont get your hopes up to high :)

Anonymous comment on 2010-07-27 08:35

Im getting a segmentation fault using this...