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How can I unrar files? And please I want a program with UI... WinRAR would be the best (I have a license, I know, I'm like a unicorn). Ubuntu is so confusing and not user friendly at all imho. I just want a program (again, WinRAR would be nice) that gives me a right click menu to extract, a UI to open the files... basically a windows like solution. And please tell me how to install it - noobfriendly please.

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  • "UI" means "User Interface", and could cover anything from a morse code key connected to the serial port, to a "glass keypunch", to a touchscreen, to a Graphical User Interface like X windows. – waltinator Sep 30 '15 at 23:57

Install unrar using sudo apt-get install unrar and "Archive Manager" can unrar the file for you

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  • Thanks, Unrar is from WInRAR and therefore not free, right? How can I register it with my license? – J. Doe II Sep 30 '15 at 5:38
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    @J.DoeII you don't. non-free means there are copyrights, it doesn't mean that it costs money – mchid Sep 30 '15 at 5:39
  • And with this little thing I can extract RAR, including RAR5, ZIP and all the other standards? – J. Doe II Sep 30 '15 at 5:41
  • @J.DoeII you will have to install 7zip to extract 7z files but yes, just right click and select extract here. – mchid Sep 30 '15 at 5:44
  • @J.DoeII here is all things about the file-roller and supported extensions: help.ubuntu.com/community/File%20Roller – M.Fooladgar Sep 30 '15 at 5:45

well if you want to extract a RAR file you can do it the same way you can in windows with 7zip :)

$sudo apt-get install 7zip if the code does not work then try downloading a debian file from the main page or using the software center happy extracting :)

  • Too bad there is no real WinRAR version for Ubuntu 7zip is quite ugly. Sorry. :-) – J. Doe II Sep 30 '15 at 5:43

Please install unzip and zip utility by using following command sudo apt-get install zip unzip now right click on the file which you want to extract and choose extract here.

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