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I recently installed another Ubuntu after a long time and I'm trying to install 'rar' package on it as I use that for compression from within Terminal.

'rar' isn't found when I do

apt-get install rar

I have even tried doing

apt-get update

but even after then Ubuntu cannot find 'rar'. So how do I get it ?

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You need to enable multiverse repositories to install rar. There's also a separate package called unrar

To enable multiverse, run

sudo software-properties-gtk

there you'll need to make sure it is selected.

Then run

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rar
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