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I have about 1000 rar files, that randomly contains an EXE file named:"JPG-Crack.exe". I need to delete it from all archives without harming the other archive content.

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To delete files in a rar archive we may use the option d. This can easily be integrated in a recursive action like e.g.:

for f in *.rar; do rar d "$f" JPG-Crack.exe; done

The above command will find and delete JPG-Crack.exe files in all *.rar archives of the current directory.

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double quoting $f would not hurt... –  gniourf_gniourf Jan 1 '13 at 20:36
    
@gniourf_gniourf: thanks - done :) –  Takkat Jan 1 '13 at 20:40

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