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Questions tagged [rar]

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How to use p7zip to open RAR files?

This is a more specific question of How to open rar file in linux (asked in 2015) that had no detailed answer for p7zip to open RAR files at this time of writing. p7zip is essentially the 7-zip ...
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unrar'ing everything in subdirectories without getting into a loop

So I've been trying to unrar multiple .rar files in lots of different folders. Some are packed a little differently and looping is causing a problem. - folder 1 - file.part01.rar - ...
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Unrar to folder with same name as archive

I have a lot of rar files - Folder/ --- Spain.rar --- Germany.rar --- Italy.rar All the files contains no root folder so it's just files. What I want to achieve when extracting is this structure: -...
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extracting .rar files with unrar-free and unar (need progress completion) and time stamp

I have been playing around with .rar files for sometime now. I see unrar-free and unar and both seem to have the features I need. I need something which extracts .rar archives on the CLI with ...
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Send find's output to stdout and piped to grep

I have a 100+ rar files which I want to extract using find's exec command. I'd like to see the usual rar output so I can monitor its progress, and also to pipe the output to grep and then on to wc to ...
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How to find multi part rar archives, extract them into their directories and remove them if everything successful

I have hundreds of folders with multi part archives inside them. -FOLDER.1 file.rar file.r00 file.r01 file.r02 -FOLDER.2 file.rar file.r00 file.r01 I am using the code ...
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How to open RAR file with Xarchiver?

The file test.rar can be opened with 7z e test.rar. When to double click on test.rar with Xarchiver,an error info occurs as following: How can i add support for rar file with Xarchiver ?
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RAR file with alternate data streams

I have a RAR archive created under Windows and the NTFS file system, using alternate data streams feature of NTFS (RAR can archive those). What tools can I use to observe or extract alternate data ...
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RAR archive files yield incomplete extraction results

I am trying to extract a muli-part rar archive. When I extract the very first file of the archive, several different folders get created and in some of them not any files exist. I viewed all the rar ...
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How to unrar multiple split files across different sub-folders

I have a directory that is like this : /x/xxx/rar.00 I'm going manually inside each folder and then merging the files to a single file and then unzip it. How can I automatically merge and then ...
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long delay in (win)rar before adding files

This is running 64-bit rar on an aws ami linux ec2 instance (4 cpu cores, Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2666 v3 @ 2.90GHz, 8gb RAM). I have a folder with 8568 files. When I create a rar file and add all ...
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Inform me when extraction of RAR archive (with unar via Thunar custom action) is finished

I created a custom action in Thunar for extracting RAR archives with unar: unar %N It works, but it doesn’t inform me when it’s done. Is it possible to show some kind of indicator (e.g., a ...
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finding rar in yaourt

I try to install rar using yaourt, problem is I get +5k results and can't filter out the package containing rar. Neither |grep helps nor |head, the first hundreds of lines are lib'rar'ies. What could ...
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Why can file-roller extract rar files in Debian 8?

I have only enabled main component of Debian repository (Debian 8, Jessie) yet file-roller (Archive Manager) can extract a RAR compressed file. I have the following programs installed: file-roller, ...
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Unrar specific files using wildcards

I want to extract only a specific file type using unrar. With unzip command I can extract all archives with a specific extension. unzip "$FileName" *[.txt,.TXT] How can I do the same with unrar? ...
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Bash completion for `unrar`

When bash-completion is loaded, unrar x completes after pressing tab to RAR-archives in the directory. But for multipart archives with the new naming convention, like Filename.part01.rar ...
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How to open rar file in linux?

I have a file with .rar extension, ex: foo.rar I want to extract content from that file, how do I extract it?
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Pass passwordlist to 7zip

I'm writing a shellscript to automate my 7zip, rar etc extraction tasks. Normally JDownloader2 does this for me when I download files through it, but when I download files by hand I will still need to ...
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Cannot close the file /etc/mtab when restoring /etc with rar

Prior to reinstalling VPS and upgrading from Debian 6 to Debian 8, I have archived /etc/ folder. Now, I am trying to extract and overwrite everything, but somewhere in the process I get this message ...
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Batch Extract & Repack .RAR Files

I'm dealing with a large amount of password protected .rar files which need to be repacked to remove the password. (The password is known.) I was wondering if there was a script to batch/recursively ...
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Why can't unrar expand this expression?

I had three RAR files in the same directory: file1.rar, file2.rar and file3.rar. I wanted to extract them with one command using expansion, bearing in mind that asterisks have to be escaped in ...
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Is it possible to add error correction codes (BCH, RS or etc.) to a single file?

As far as I know, WinRAR archives may contain ECC (error correction codes), so if the archive is slightly damaged, then it can be fixed by itself. For example, I can first encode archives.tar to ...
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Extract incomplete RAR archive under linux (desktop)

I have many not compressed rar multi-part archives on my ftp server. Under Windows, with 7zip I have no problem with extracting part1 when I have not downloaded part2 from server yet. There is ...
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Unrar local files to remote server [duplicate]

I have two Linux servers, one which has several RAR files and another empty one. I would like to extract the archives and move the content to Server 2. The problem is: I do not have enough storage to ...
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Unrar local files to remote server

I have two Linux servers, one which has several RAR files and another empty one. I would like to extract the archives and move the content to Server 2. The problem is: I do not have enough storage to ...
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RAR a folder automatically every x minutes

I want to "code" a shell script which will do the following: check for new folders in foler XYZ , will make a cron that opens the script every 30mins if NEW folders found = use RAR and rar those ...
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What are the differences between split and rar?

I am used to raring files -- but I am looking for something faster. I see that there is a "split" command. How does this command compare to rar? What is are the differences between split and rar?
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Extracting SFX files in Linux

I am trying to extract an SFX file under Linux Mint 15 (64 bit) but it's not working. I've done chmod +x on the file and tried to run it like a script with no luck (it gives me an error that there's ...
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How to get extract/compress option on right clicking?

I am using Linux Mint 14 Nadia . Earlier whenever I right clicked any folder I got options like Extract it, Compress etc. But now I am not getting them . Probably I changed/deleted some of the ...
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unrar for centos 5.7 needs unrar-4.20-2.mga3.nonfree.x86_64.rpm which causes an error

I'm trying to install unrar package for my cpanel. as some people suggested that I need this package unrar-4.20-2.mga3.nonfree.x86_64.rpm . So when I run rpm -ivh unrar-4.20-2.mga3.nonfree.x86_64.rpm ...
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Changing compression in memory

I have some large files that I need to change the compression type of for input to a program--I need to unrar them and then gzip (or bzip2) them. However, they're highly compressed files and I don't ...
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Find recursively all archive files of diverse archive formats and search them for file name patterns

At best I would like to have a call like this: $searchtool /path/to/search/ -contained-file-name "*vacation*jpg" ... so that this tool does a recursive scan of the given path takes all files with ...
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unrar part of a multipart rar file

Suppose you have a multipart rar file, say file.part1.rar, file.part2.rar, file.part3.rar. I know that I can extract only the first parts using for example unrar e -kb file.part1.rar However ...
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Creating recursively sorted RAR archive

For various reasons I decided to use RAR archive to store some data, instead compressed tar. Happy with decision, except for one thing: I can't find a way to store files sorted. Order of files is ...
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Working with rar files

I have a directory full of rar files, with extensions ranging from .r00 to .r30. It also has one file with .rar extension. From all of this must come a video file. How do I do it?