Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dealing with .rar files in Ubuntu

In order to be able to uncompress .rar files in Ubuntu you can install the unrar app from the Software Center or in the terminal type:

sudo apt-get install unrar

You can search for unrar in the Sc by typing rar or unrar.

There is a free version and not free version. I installed the not free version, but it must install both because I haven't seen anything about paying.

To use unrar simply right-click the file and select "Extract here" or open one of the Archive Managers for more options.

In the terminal the command "unrar e ~/filename.rar" should extract/upack the file(s). Found here: Unpack RAR Files In Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat With unrar - @ the website Help Desk Screeds - tips, tricks, and hints for those distressed by computers by Jonathan Moeller -

unrar e ~/archive.rar

Also see these links for additional information on compression file types and unrar.

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