How to Open, Extract and Create RAR Files in Linux

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14 Responses

  1. vini says:

    Does nobody use WinRAR? I wouldn’t touch 7zip if nothing else was available out there. I can still easily add additional files to WinRAR archives, whereas with 7zip I can’t. I have to unzip the archive, then add additional files and then zip it all up again.

  2. Sing Min says:

    How to unrar a .rar file without listing all the filenames but just the percentage status of extracting?

    This code that I run:

    !unrar x Concrete-Crack-Images-for-Classification.rar @

    is not enough. It does not show the percentage status of extracting.

  3. supergirl says:

    In the Ubuntu software center there is a program called ‘Engrampa‘ this is a GUI for Unzip/Rar programs.

  4. Monica says:

    Thanks for this.

  5. Fadaie says:

    to open the rar file the 10 steps is too much, tell me a simple way

    • Ravi Saive says:


      The simple way to open a rar file in Linux, use:

      # unrar e tecmint.rar

      And those 10 commands are examples to play with rar files in Linux..

  6. Waseem says:

    i have installed backtrack5r3 on vmware. Now i want to extract a rar file present on desktop but i can’t do it.plz help me.
    i had used the following command.
    unrar e video.rar

  7. Rama Kodali says:

    Thanks! Very useful information.

  8. Muhammad says:

    How to install new Rar 5.0. New archives don’t extract with old rar.

  9. khaled says:

    many many thnx…

  10. Naveen says:

    Vary usful and nice tutorial thanks.. every thing explained…

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