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Any one please tell me How can I install winrar on my ubuntu 10.04 I use sudo apt-get install rar anybody help me?

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WinRAR is a windows program for using RAR type files. There is no 'WinRAR' on Ubuntu.

Installing rar like you did should add support for RAR files into the standard "archive manager" for ZIPS, TARs, etc.

(copied from William Fleming, he got some of my upvote power for his answer)
Installing unrar will help you with unpacking them: sudo apt-get install unrar

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gave you my up vote power ha! – LinuxBill Jun 6 '12 at 19:02
sudo apt-get install unrar

This will allow you to unpack them.

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If you're referring to this, it's a commercial version, as you can see, and it has not a GUI. I suggest to use file-roller, that is default archive manager for the GNOME desktop environment.

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2 ways to install winrar in ubuntu

Method 1: Install the available rar and unrar tools

In the Terminal type:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rar unrar
sudo apt-get clean

It will install the rar software and after installation it will open rar files in archive manager

Method 2: Install wine and then WinRAR

Install wine and download the winrar.exe from winrrar website and install the winrar software similar steps to be followed for installation in windows and after that rar files are able to open

For More details check this link:

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