Open RAR File / Extract RAR Files Under Linux or UNIX

by on February 8, 2006 · 151 comments· LAST UPDATED January 11, 2012

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How do I open rar archive files under Linux / UNIX operating systems?

RAR files are in compressed archive format, if you have downloaded rar files from the Internet, you need to unpack or unrar them (extract rar files). RAR is a proprietary file format for data compression and archiving, developed by Eugene Roshal. The command used to extract these files is called "unrar". By default, unrar is not being installed on Linux, FreeBSD or UNIX like operating system. You can install unrar command with the help of apt-get or yum command. (See below for Windows XP / 7 unrar infomation.)

Install unrar command

Under Debian or Ubuntu Linux, you need to type apt-get command as follows to install unrar program:
# apt-get install unrar

If you are using Fedora core Linux / CentOS / RHEL, use yum command as follows (see discussion below for more):
# yum install unrar

If you are using FreeBSD, enter:
# pkg_add -v -r unrar

If any of above, methods is not working for you, download binary package from official rarlab site:
$ cd /tmp
$ wget http://www.rarlab.com/rar/rarlinux-3.6.0.tar.gz

Next, untar file, enter:
$ tar -zxvf rarlinux-3.6.0.tar.gz

Both unrar and rar commands are located in rar sub-directory. Just cd to rar directory, type:
$ cd rar
$ ./unrar

Now copy rar and unrar file to /bin directory, type:
# cp rar unrar /bin

HowTo: Use unrar Command

The unrar command supports various options, below are common options that you need to for extracting files.

Task: Exreact rar (unpack) File

To extract file.rar file into the current directory, enter:
$ unrar e file.rar

Task: List (l) file inside rar archive:

$ unrar l file.rar

Task: To extract (x) files with full path type command:

$ unrar x file.rar

(D) To test (t) integrity of archive, file type command:
$ unrar t file.rar


How do I open rar file under MS-Windows XP/NT/2000/7?

  • If you are using MS-Windows XP / 7, download Winrar. It is free download (free to try License) software.

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1 ajos1 February 21, 2006 at 12:49 am

On my Redhat FC4… says there is no unrar or rar… does this package go under a different name?

[root@www ~]# yum install unrar
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
No Match for argument: unrar
Nothing to do

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2 nixcraft February 21, 2006 at 8:18 am

You need to point out to use dag RPM Repository for unrar command under Fedora Core Linux. I have following line in my /etc/yum.conf file:

[dag]
name=Dag RPM Repository for Fedora Core
baseurl=http://apt.sw.be/fedora/$releasever/en/$basearch/dag
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1

Save file and import PGP key:
rpm –import http://dag.wieers.com/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt

Upgrade your system by typing following command:
yum update

Install unrar:
yum install unrar

Or just download RPM file from dag site

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3 joe December 27, 2006 at 4:23 pm

nixcraft – that dag repo is giving a 404:
Setting up repositories
dag [1/4]
http://apt.sw.be/fedora/5/en/i386/dag/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 16:22:50 GMT

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4 nixCraft December 27, 2006 at 6:00 pm

Joe,

Grab unrar/rar software from http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm install the same. Type the following commands as root user:
cd /tmp
wget http://www.rarlab.com/rar/rarlinux-3.6.0.tar.gz
tar -zxvf rarlinux-3.6.0.tar.gz
cd rar
cp rar unrar /bin

Now you can use rar and unrar

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5 raja August 7, 2010 at 11:19 am

thanx nix, now i am able to open rar fies

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6 Uwan August 12, 2010 at 6:01 am

Thank u very much brother.
I get new idea as linux user.
Thank u again lot.

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7 kyoTunderke March 8, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Thanx, you solved my two-months-problem <3

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8 Eliade January 2, 2007 at 1:03 pm

Hi nix, well how to handle *.lzh file on linux?
I want to extract it….

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9 nixCraft January 2, 2007 at 5:28 pm

Eliade,

Files with .lzh or .lha extensions have been compressed with the LHa, LHarc, or LHx compression utilities. You need to use lha command.

lha x file.lhz

Download link
http://www.infor.kanazawa-it.ac.jp/~ishii/lhaunix/

Hope this helps

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10 Ranjan February 5, 2007 at 4:19 pm

Thanq.This info is exactly matched my requirement.

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11 Arun February 7, 2007 at 2:14 pm

hey nixcraft thanks for the info.. :)
really helpful

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12 Mike February 7, 2007 at 9:17 pm

This is just what I have been looking for, thanks!

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13 Daniel February 26, 2007 at 12:48 pm

when i try and use unrar i get the following error:

unrar: /lib/tls/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.4′ not found (required by unrar)

how do i fix this? can someone perhaps kindly point me to another article or some instructions? thank you!

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14 nixCraft February 26, 2007 at 1:50 pm

Daniel,

What distro you are using? You need to have updated version of GLIBC.

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15 pranjal karwal March 17, 2007 at 6:20 am

thanks dude it works! thanku for such an easy guide :)

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16 AudioTravel March 29, 2007 at 12:58 pm

Thanks for this info! Ultimately this forwardet me to:
http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=542860.
That worked great for me. I think there might be a typo in the posting. I am using Centos Linux, so I thought I’d post what exactly I did:

•wget http://dag.wieers.com/packages/unrar/unrar-3.6.2-1.el4.rf.i386.rpm
•rpm -Uvh unrar-3.6.2-1.el4.rf.i386.rpm
•unrar e rarfile.rar

Cheers,
Richard

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17 Alex April 3, 2007 at 7:56 am

Thanks nixcraft for your nice guide, worked like a charm.

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18 Blind April 8, 2007 at 2:11 am

How am i suppose to run these commands? Sorr

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19 Margaux May 24, 2007 at 9:52 am

How do I fix this error

Cannot find volume GA_-_S2E13_-_Begin_The_Begin.part2.rar
Grey’s Anatomy – Season 2 – Episode 13 – Begin The Begin.avi – CRC failed
Total errors: 1

i’m very sure that i’ve downloaded it and it is in my Desktop…

Thanks!

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20 sleestak July 19, 2007 at 4:18 pm

Thanks for providing this info. Very helpful.

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21 Ritu August 2, 2007 at 10:49 am

cd /tmp
wget http://www.rarlab.com/rar/rarlinux-3.6.0.tar.gz
tar -zxvf rarlinux-3.6.0.tar.gz
cd rar
cp rar unrar /bin

but the result is
$ ./unrar
./unrar: /lib/tls/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.4′ not found (required by ./unrar)

can any one tell me what is the problem?

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22 Arildm April 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm

What distro you are using? You need to have updated version of GLIBC.

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23 Tushar Tandulkar August 10, 2007 at 4:40 pm

Very nice help for unrar, thanks

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24 Pavan Kumar August 23, 2007 at 1:14 pm

Thanks Man.. The Unrar stuff works pretty nice.

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25 Vikas August 29, 2007 at 8:46 am

Thanks

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26 Alex September 18, 2007 at 2:38 pm

There is a program – RAR fix, able can extract information even from those compressed files that are protected with a password, works with all variants of this format and can recover data from archives and corrupt rar files with various compression rates and created in different software.

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27 nmuthukumar September 21, 2007 at 2:57 pm

Here but it asks password to open the file

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28 biswajit deka September 27, 2007 at 5:20 am

hi, am using fedora linux and not able to install unrar using yum install unrar
it shows an error as No Match Argument rar.
please help me out of this.

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29 Janis October 10, 2007 at 5:12 pm

I’ve heard you could also use 7zip to extract RAR files under *nix. That might be easier for some than using the method described in this post.

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30 matt October 11, 2007 at 9:35 pm

need some help with extracting .rar files on feisty fawn

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31 alex October 15, 2007 at 6:52 pm

Hey thanks!

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32 kldfsj November 7, 2007 at 12:29 am

you can use Winrar with WINE – you can decompress and create archives with and without password etc. You will get nag screen in 30 days but it will work further

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33 arif November 18, 2007 at 9:16 am

apt-get install unrar doesn’t work for debian.
For debian apt-get install unrar-free

Enjoy
Arif Meraj
Unix Administrator
Therapbd

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34 Mishu November 24, 2007 at 2:36 am

Installation For Suse 10 users:
# su
# yast2 -i unrar

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35 doctor mapache January 3, 2008 at 8:36 pm

For Ubuntu users (I’m using 7.10) you can find it in the Synaptic package handler menu.
Sorry for the translation if it is not accurate, I have the menu in Spanish.

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36 Azura January 10, 2008 at 3:23 am

Very helpful. I downloaded the binary package and followed the subsequent commands…

It works on Slackware, Yay! ^__^

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37 simo January 25, 2008 at 10:19 am

Hello when i execute ./rar i got this error

-bash-3.00# ./unrar
./unrar: /lib/tls/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.4′ not found (required by ./unrar)
-bash-3.00#

any body can provid a help ,

Thanks

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38 anand February 1, 2008 at 10:47 pm

Hi,

I was getting same error.

I installed rar and unrar through rpm and its working fine.
rpm -ivh ftp://ftp.univie.ac.at/systems/linux/dag/redhat/el3/en/i386/dag/RPMS/unrar-3.6.2-1.el3.rf.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh ftp://ftp.univie.ac.at/systems/linux/dag/redhat/el3/en/i386/dag/RPMS/unrar-3.6.2-1.el3.rf.i386.rpm

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39 Carmel February 12, 2008 at 2:42 pm

If you are searching for a GUI utility to extract and handle rar files with, there is PeaZip for Linux which comes handy:
http://peazip.sourceforge.net/

It runs both in Gnome and in KDE and is available as DEB and RPM.

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40 Free Wallpapers February 16, 2008 at 3:14 am

Great post!

Thank you!

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41 Varaonaid February 18, 2008 at 10:06 pm

Carmel…thanks *so* much for the ifno re: peazip. I’m much more comfortable with a GUI and it was exactly was I was looking for. Worked perfectly! :)

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42 MSK February 19, 2008 at 8:26 am

very useful one..

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43 rash March 14, 2008 at 8:37 am

I downloaded unrar successfully but i get an error when i try to open the file thats compressed. the error is:
Warning:You need to start extraction from a previous volume to unpack file.wmv
No files to extract

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44 rash March 14, 2008 at 9:19 am

I forgot to mention i a am using sidux [debian] live CD!

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45 Questioner March 25, 2008 at 7:13 pm

How?
file.001
file.002

file.par2

Possible?

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46 ilke April 10, 2008 at 12:08 pm

thanx Mishu, nice to see Suse has a support here, i searched for long time… i will give a try tomorrow morning.

Mishu Says:
November 24th, 2007 at 2:36 am
Installation For Suse 10 users:
# su
# yast2 -i unrar

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47 igor May 12, 2008 at 3:27 am

cd /tmp
wget http://www.rarlab.com/rar/rarlinux-3.6.0.tar.gz
tar -zxvf rarlinux-3.6.0.tar.gz
cd rar
cp rar unrar /bin

when i put the last command it says:
cp: cannot create regular file `/bin/rar': Permission denied
cp: cannot create regular file `/bin/unrar': Permission denied

what do i do?

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48 nixCraft May 12, 2008 at 8:32 am

igor,

Run last two command as a superuser (root).

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49 igor May 12, 2008 at 11:28 pm

vivek sorry i am new to this linux thing would you be able to tell me what exactly do i tyoe in the terminal? like the last two command you said with superuser but how do i write that? thank you very much i appreciate it.

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50 Vladimir May 13, 2008 at 6:41 am

run “su -” and enter your root password, then issue your commands and you should receive no errors

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51 charlymanja May 30, 2008 at 5:52 pm

thanks, it really works on fedora 8, keep blogging

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52 Abhishek June 2, 2008 at 6:24 am

Thanks!;)

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53 vinodh June 10, 2008 at 9:02 am

thanks a lot

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54 Sergey June 13, 2008 at 7:18 pm

# apt-get install unrar

It’s not work :(


Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree… Done
Package unrar is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package unrar has no installation candidate

Please, help (((

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55 celleke July 10, 2008 at 7:31 am

Help, all those tools rar, peazip etc are very nice to use. But how can I extract a spawned rar archive?
Called *.rar, *.001 …
Thanks

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56 CodeLab July 19, 2008 at 12:25 am

Thanks For The Very Good Description Here
It Worked Perfect For Me.
One Question
How Do I Extract Password Protected Rars
I Mean, I Have The Password, But How Do I Specify It In Command Line.
Need Syntax For That

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57 CodeLab July 19, 2008 at 12:29 am

@celleke
Its Called Multi-Part Rars
You Dont Have To Do Anything Different For That
Heres The Ex.
unrar e file.part01.rar

unrar Looks For All The, I Tried And It Worked
file.partxx.rar and Extracts It For You
Hope It Helps

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58 nixCraft July 19, 2008 at 4:35 am

Try

unrar e -p{password} file.rar
unrar e -pmySecrete demogame.rar

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59 bill July 21, 2008 at 11:16 am

has anyone a solution for that GLIBC problem?
although the libc.so.6 exists and has 777 the error appears, complete libc6 is installed. machine: debian7 minimal from netinst cd. thanks-a-lot!

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60 DSpider July 30, 2008 at 2:47 pm

Same problem on Debian Etch…

unrar: /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.4′ not found (required by unrar)

This problem seems to pretty old… Dating back to 2007 (and even older). No-one came with a solution… I’m starting to think this Linux shit isn’t the OS for me :| Windows is easyer. So what if 99% of all viruses are made for Windows ? Ignorance is fucking biss…

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61 bill July 31, 2008 at 6:43 am

Everything is easy as long as you know what you’re doing ;-)
Windows ain’t easy. It’s frightening -> You don’t what what IT does ;-)))

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62 S. Nilesh July 31, 2008 at 12:31 pm

There is something simply called ‘rar’ which uncompress AS WELL AS compress. That means you can create, read, modify RAR archives. Its free. I don’t know about its license.

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63 bill July 31, 2008 at 12:41 pm

aha, and where to get? googleing for “rar” could be difficult :-D

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64 nixCraft July 31, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Bill,

Type the following commands as root:
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get update unrar

Here is output from my system:
cat /etc/debian_version
4.0
unrar
If you need further assistance please feel free to use our forum as thread discussion is supported very well..

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65 S. Nilesh July 31, 2008 at 4:10 pm

Bill,

it is available for Fedora in freshrpms. I don’t about Debian based distros.

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66 Vovanuch August 17, 2008 at 2:36 am

It works, thanks a lot.
Unrar and 7zip too. I install win-made version of 7zip (it was in my win distr’s collection) under WINE and it works great.

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67 shashank September 10, 2008 at 7:08 pm

Hey!
Its a very informative site and i am glad i was able to sort the some problems i was facing with the .rar extension.
Thanks a lot
Lambofgod

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68 Panik86 September 19, 2008 at 5:20 am

i have been haveing trouble unzipping a file, i have tried everything, someone plz help me, email is motterboy20@yahoo.com
When i try to unzip my rar file directly by right clicking and saying extract here, i get this /bin/sh: /bin/rar: cannot execute binary file and when i open the terminal in the same directory this is what it says [root@localhost Panik]# unrar diablo.rar]
bash: /bin/unrar: cannot execute binary file i dunno if im using the wrong command, i have rtyed alot, but nothing works, btw im using yellowdog 6 and io have installed unrar.

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69 sanzilla October 8, 2008 at 5:04 am

the APT method is not working under the debain

#apt-get install unrar

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70 Karen November 5, 2008 at 2:28 pm

Hi. thanks so much for your resources. I am new to linux, and am trying to move a joomla .zip file into the var/www/Joomla directory. I use: mv Joomla_1.5.7-Stable-Full_Package.zip var/www/Joomla but only get:

mv: cannot move `Joomla_1.5.7-Stable-Full_Package.zip’ to `var/www': No such file or directory
What am I doing wrong pleaseÉ thanks

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71 harshal November 9, 2008 at 2:35 pm

i am unable to copy ‘rar’ and ‘unrar’ files to “/bin” from “/tmp/rar”.
It says, permission denied.
What to do.?
I have downloaded “UNRAR 3.60 freeware ” in “/tmp”

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72 Madhu R December 16, 2008 at 9:13 am

Thankz Wat i want excatlyyyyyyyyy

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73 SK December 20, 2008 at 4:24 pm

unrar: /lib/tls/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.4′ not found (required by unrar)

can some one help to fix this issue?

i updated glibc

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74 Yugi December 23, 2008 at 9:02 am

Thanks Dear, Working cool

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75 Dimitrios January 24, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Thanks! ;)

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76 sam February 5, 2009 at 4:02 am

thank u

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77 Smile February 9, 2009 at 11:46 am

How do I open a binary file using Linux rar – on Redhat or Ubuntu or any linux?

When I try this command,
unrar e install.bin
It throws an error – install.bin is not a rar achieve.
No Files to extract.

So how can I extract a binary file in linux using this unrar ?

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78 robert kubatz February 18, 2009 at 7:52 pm

hi,
sorrowly i had to use your tool because some idiots
use it.
did you ever here for command line conventions on unix?
stupidy prevails

yours robert

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79 Diabolic Preacher February 26, 2009 at 6:17 am

I am not finding any reference for unrar syntax on Solaris 10. Should it be the same as the one for Linux as you described above?

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80 rparamo March 18, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Muchas gracias por la contribucion instale con el tar sin problemas.

Saludos

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81 Karanvir March 30, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Open SUSE 11.0 displays error while using this command:-
cp rar unrar /bin

Error:-
Permission denied

Please help fast.

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82 didir April 8, 2009 at 5:04 pm

terima kasih / thank’s

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83 Reza May 24, 2009 at 5:20 am

Hi everyone and thanks for your replys.
I have a question,,
Is it possible to extract rar files in server? (using cpanel or php script)?
I have uploaded a rar file but I understood that my cpanel can’t extract the file content. How to extract it’s contents? Is it possible to use a php script? how?
If RAR files , was in several parts, then what i can extract it?
If files has password protection, what i do?
thanks………….

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84 Daniel July 17, 2009 at 12:56 pm

thanks.

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85 Lee July 20, 2009 at 12:01 am

It’s very usefull for me , thank you so much !!!

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86 Arif July 28, 2009 at 9:45 am

Thanks a lot.

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87 jeril August 17, 2009 at 1:20 pm

hi.. i get the following while trying to install. what do i do ??
./unrar
./unrar: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I try to edit /etc/ld.so.conf. what do i write in this file?. I have libstdc++.so.6 libraries at /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6. Is there another solution ?

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88 Ragesh August 26, 2012 at 5:33 am

Did u get the solution? I face the same problem, I’m using centOS6.3

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89 fariba August 18, 2009 at 10:48 am

thanks, it was really helpfull

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90 Justin August 28, 2009 at 3:50 pm

in ubuntu sudo apt-get install wine after wine installs, download and install winrar for windows, works perfectly.

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91 sivam September 5, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Used the commands for SUSE LiNUX..
Useful, thanks…

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92 mamad October 14, 2009 at 7:03 am

Thanks sir :)

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93 raja November 6, 2009 at 2:42 pm

thanks dude.. such a good post. i am very happy now its working fine for me.
Rajas

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94 santhosh.pc November 11, 2009 at 4:48 pm

how to open rar files in mandriva linux

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95 Amrit November 25, 2009 at 7:29 am

thanks a lot……………..

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96 shirish December 2, 2009 at 5:15 am

thank you very much my problem was solved with these commands

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97 vijay January 1, 2010 at 7:43 am

hello can any1 tell me how to download .rar file (audio file). on windows XP.

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98 felipe1982 January 5, 2010 at 3:39 am

WinRar is sh*t! Use http://www.7-zip.org all the way!

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99 Joosep January 8, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Thank You a lot. That was very helpful.

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100 tpatel January 11, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Thanks NixCraft…

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101 Help January 17, 2010 at 3:07 pm

i want to unrar a file : 12.rar

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102 vamsi January 17, 2010 at 10:56 pm
103 Suraj Gupta January 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I Want To UnJar Files…

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104 prabhakar February 4, 2010 at 6:00 am

till,i m not able to extract file.what i should do.

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105 Tensigh February 9, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Is there a trick to unpacking rar archives that are segmented? I download files that are filename1.rar filename2.rar and Winrar unpacks them just fine. Linux doesn’t, and it’s pissing me off!

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106 r3d0 March 3, 2010 at 4:12 am

lately unrar was been faling when it comes to extract..
but i found a solution …
apt-get install unp
unp [FILE].[Any Compress extention]

Easy and very quickly…
unp is a free powerfull extraction package ..
I like use alternatives software… for any question rcdocarv@gmail.com

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107 r3d0 March 3, 2010 at 4:17 am

I forgot to say…
unp extratct rar files divided in parts to, similarly explained above.

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108 Tensigh March 3, 2010 at 7:20 am

Hey r3do, thanks for the tip. Sadly, unp still does the same thing. Looks like it’s WinRAR to the rescue again. Why doesn’t this work in Linux??? Arrrgghh!!!!

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109 Mau March 14, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Thanks it worked great! I was going crazy with this installation.

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110 tensigh March 14, 2010 at 9:00 pm

I finally got it to work! Success!!

The trick is to stay the he*l away from unrar-free and just use unrar! I’m sure it will give Richard Stallman nightmares but the unfree version worked (finally!) This process was much easier with WinRAR and I had success much earlier, but it’s nice to finally get it to work.

Of course, the idiots who made the spanned archives in the first place should be shot!

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111 pradeep March 24, 2010 at 6:40 am

when i extracting the rar file it is showing that you need to volume to extraction the file and lso please insert the disk to cotinue the extration . pls help me for this proble
and the file i am trying to extracting is 90 mb. pls send me some good solution for that.

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112 Akalpita April 6, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Thanks a lot for for useful information and step by step guide.

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113 Jack April 20, 2010 at 1:21 am

Thank you for this post, unrar is working perfectly on my Xubuntu O/S.

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114 Mal Coppola April 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm

thanks for this post, i can unRAR stuffs from windows. soon i’ll be ditching windows for linux!

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115 Ankit April 28, 2010 at 7:35 am

how to untar openvpn-2.1.1.tar in debian?

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116 Tensigh April 28, 2010 at 10:25 am

Ankit, it should just be tar -xvf openvpn-2.1.1.tar. Does that work?

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117 Erok May 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm

If using WinSCP, make sure you set file transfer mode to FTP, not SFTP.

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118 Rohini May 27, 2010 at 12:49 pm

hi…
thanks for th info

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119 thefedorabug May 29, 2010 at 4:48 am

I am going to use unp anyway
hate using proprietary software

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120 DF June 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm

clear and easy…great work

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121 linuxnewb June 10, 2010 at 9:17 am

Thanks for that, you’ve been a real help to me. I’ve just changed to Linux recently and the lovely bastard made me cry two times. I’m still keeping it, tho:)

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122 Farneville June 10, 2010 at 11:56 am

lols I was looking for rar command not unrar but your site came up of the 1st page of google. I was wondering if you a have a guide in compressing not decompressing anyways I’ll just use man rar and check the commands… Cheers

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123 Greg Freeman August 11, 2010 at 10:16 pm

These are great productivity tips, on macosx especially it’s a lot quicker using these tools instead of unrarx.

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124 Juergen August 23, 2010 at 11:16 am

This was very usefull for me
much thanks

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125 mopheat September 2, 2010 at 1:33 am

graet… my rar file now can be open
thanks

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126 praveen September 2, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Now im able to open.
Thanks alot :)

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127 Rob September 30, 2010 at 5:53 am

To unpack a single file in a multipart archive:
$ unrar e -kb filename.rar

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128 al September 30, 2010 at 11:40 am

hi,
my usb was infected by a virus and all my data are in that.
i try to open it using a win.rar folder and it works for some (not all) of the documents (word) i had in usb.
but now i want to save them in another file on my pc.
how can i save files form win.rar to a new folder on my pc?
thank u

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129 aman October 11, 2010 at 2:40 pm

heloooooo sir i cant understand plz help me how i can extract .rar file in server ??

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130 Jeff January 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm

You rock! Thanks a ton for the site. I haven’t used Unix in 20 years and this had me unraring in 1 minute!

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131 bruce January 30, 2011 at 9:00 pm

very good

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132 Shayari February 10, 2011 at 5:53 am

I was always facing problem to open a .rar file . It was showing error . Now after this my problem has been solved .Thank’s for this tip

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133 Angel February 20, 2011 at 4:34 pm

As always, thanks to you Vivek and cyberciti!

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134 Arun March 16, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Thanks, this helped a lot….

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135 maadri April 11, 2011 at 4:25 am

thanks a lot

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136 Harold May 30, 2011 at 1:04 pm

hey
i hv linux debian
i hv used another method to install the rar and unrar file i downloaded the file extracted rar and unrar after extracting them i jumped to root terminal the typed
“cp” dragged the file rar into the root terminal window and then typed “/bin” lastly pressed enter the file was copied to the bin folder(i saw it) i did the same thing with the unrar file and it successfully copied after all this
i tried extracting the rar file by typing “unrar e” and dragging the file to be extracted into the root terminal window (aftr unrar e the full address of the file appeared) then i pressed enter and then i saw /bin/unrar:cannot execute binary file
i m very upset about this prob. pls hlp me!

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137 ashish July 13, 2011 at 9:52 am

thanks this was helpful
first i runned
If any of above, methods is not working for you, download binary package from official rarlab site:
$ cd /tmp
$ wget http://www.rarlab.com/rar/rarlinux-3.6.0.tar.gz

Untar file
$ tar -zxvf rarlinux-3.6.0.tar.gz

Both unrar and rar commands are located in rar sub-directory. Just go to rar directory:
$ cd rar
$ ./unrar

Now copy rar and unrar to /bin directory:
# cp rar unrar /bin

then i changed my default directory to desptop where the file.rar file was and tried to unrar but it did not go right.
then after reading it above
i took the file.rar file by copying it to root->temp then shifted the path using cd(change directory command)to tmp (root) and then runned the unrar command it was a success

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138 jose August 17, 2011 at 5:28 am

thank u very much it helps a lot

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139 bigpush September 8, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Thank you ! !

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140 chathu October 20, 2011 at 6:41 am

download a program called unrar… open terminal and type sudo apt-get install unrar…
it really works…….

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141 Colin Shird December 9, 2011 at 9:05 am

After I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get four emails with the identical comment. Is there any method you may take away me from that service? Thanks!

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142 Jagdish March 8, 2012 at 9:17 am

Thank you very much as im using Fedora 16 and was not able to extract rar files thanks for the post it worked at first trial.
$ cd /tmp
$ wget http://www.rarlab.com/rar/rarlinux-3.6.0.tar.gz
&
Untar file
$ tar -zxvf rarlinux-3.6.0.tar.gz
worked well for me.
Thanks a Lot :)

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143 abhishek March 22, 2012 at 5:03 am

hi
i tried to install unrar but when i try to extract a rar file then “cant execute binary file” error msg is display.

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144 Steve V April 19, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I’ve followed the instructions for installing, and it works fine for me on RH Linux, but when I try it on Suse Linux on zseries, I get:-
# unrar e KKPP.U8MBAF0F.D202.NSCC.POS.TMP2.TEMPA.rar
unrar: unrar: cannot execute [Exec format error]

Is it not supported on that platform?

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145 Irene Bonta' (@sharkbait10) June 19, 2012 at 9:23 am

thank you very much! i’m on centos 6!
yum install unrar doesn’t work for me, but the second method is ok! thanks a lot! bye

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146 Jeremy July 9, 2012 at 9:40 am

Hi, I have a problem. I’m using CentOS 5.8, and I tried this, but I get:

./unrar: /lib/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.7′ not found (required by ./unrar)

How do I install a newer version of GLIBC?

Thanks.

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147 vish October 18, 2012 at 7:03 pm

wow , thanks for the info its very much useful.

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148 Blesson Christy November 14, 2012 at 6:11 am

nice….. thnx…..

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149 Qasim January 4, 2013 at 8:19 am

CRC failed
Unexpected end of archive
in fedora core 6

99% of the file is completed than this error shows :/

plz help

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150 Teenu July 3, 2013 at 6:15 am

thanx

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151 Greg More August 20, 2014 at 6:23 pm

I am trying to use Tails Linux (I think it is based on Debian). The “sudo apt-get install unrar” command doesn’t seem to work. Nor does the ”
$ cd /tmp
$ wget http://www.rarlab.com/rar/rarlinux-3.6.0.tar.gz
approach. Any ideas? (Please be explicit if you can – Im a real newbe at this!)

Thanks in advance!

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