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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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If you mean compressing with RAR, if you have installed rar and unrar, then all you have to do is right click on folder or file to be compressed and in window select rar. – Arup Roy Chowdhury Nov 14 '15 at 13:20
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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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