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Extracting RAR Archives under Linux

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Posted (edited)

Hey,

I posted this on my blog a few months back, but I am re-posting it here as well.

This will only work on Debian based systems.

Firstly you need the good old terminal window open. Once that has opened type:

sudo apt-get install rar

You should now be asked for your admin password. If you are not the admin then you will need to ask them to install it. And that's it, RAR archiving will now work seamlessly with Archive Manager!

Hope this helps,

James

Edited by James Brooks

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Posted

Cheers - worked for me :D

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You should have clarified that this method only works for Debian-based distributions like Ubuntu.

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Cheers - worked for me :D

Glad I can help.

You should have clarified that this method only works for Debian-based distributions like Ubuntu.

I shall add a note now, thanks.

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This method isn't too great when it comes to split archives with passwords. Sometimes it will extract them, but at times it will refuse to extract the files. Single archives it is fine with.

I think the best thing is to install WinRAR under wine :) Works much better. Works even better in Crossover Linux.

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7-zip should also work. There's a command line port to UNIX-like systems.

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for ubuntu I've always done

sudo apt-get install unrar

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Still all useful though :)

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For Gentoo I've always done

sudo emerge unrar

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for ubuntu I've always done

sudo apt-get install unrar

Yeah, that works well too.

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i just did emerge rar and then i can just unrar or rar e file.rar

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