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RAR (Roshal ARchive) is a proprietary lossless compression format with the default file extension .rar.

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"Extract here" option doesn't work in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Extraction for rar/tar/gz files is working fine from CLI. In GUI, when right-clicking a file in Files app (both single and multiple parts archives) and choosing extract here in drop-down menu presents ...
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Fail to extract rar archive

I have a .rar archive. I can open it using Archive Manager. Files are ready to view individually. But it cant extract all of the files inside the archive. The archive consists of a hierarchy of ...
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Extracting winrar unlimited file size till disk is full

When using the default archive manager () and trying to extract small files (< 1mB) the files keep getting bigger and bigger until the disk is full. What I mean by this is it keeps extracting and ...
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How to extrac vdi file from .txt?

I need to extract a single vdi image from multiple .rar files.Normally in windows steps were like in the below.In the beginning someone convert vdi file to .txt compress these file to different .rar ...
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vlc cannot play video files inside rar

I have a .rar file and it contains some video files. When I open the rar and then try to open the video files from there directly it fires up vlc but vlc throws this error VLC is unable to open the ...
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Why does it display "Filesystem root" almost full when I have almost 35GB worth of free space?

I tried unzipping a 37MB RAR file, but system says root is full. I used sudo baobab / to check, and it shows that / takes up 14.1GB. It acknowledges the fact that the free space exists, but it still ...
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How can I add new files to a split rar archive?

I created a .rar archive with the -v option, so it was split into several filename.part0X.rar files. Now I need to add some new files to the archive from a subdirectory, but the command fails. I tried ...
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Merge multiple RAR parts (file.part01.rar, file.part02.rar, etc.) to file.rar

If one has multi-part zip files (a.z01, a.z02, a.zip), one can merge the split files into the original zip file by running zip -F a.zip --out output.zip But I couldn't find an equivalent for split rar ...
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extracting RAR files on Ubuntu 20.10,Ubuntu LTS also on Fedora 33 not working

I decided to leave Windows and jump in to the Linux, but when I install Ubuntu LTS 20.04 and want to extract RAR, with Archive Manager it stays in (Extracting files from "site.rar [86mg] ") ...
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unrar nested folder in ubuntu strange behaviour

I have some folders and files, I created a rar file from them and copy them to my linux machine using ftp then I use this command line to extract them: sudo unrar e files.rar /home/usr1/file It start ...
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Can't extract anything in 7z - Unknown error -2147024872 - Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

I just can't extract any .rar or .zip or .7z file with 7z. The program reads: Scanning the drive for archives: ERROR: No more files Then the file's name. And then: System ERROR: Error desconocido -...
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how to extract a rar file with multiple parts? [duplicate]

How should I extract a file which has more than one rar file that should be extracted with each other?
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Ubuntu 20.04 : failure extract

System inflates hard drive when it try failure extract some rar files. system cannot be reboot because there is no free space
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How to unrar a .rar file if I cannot install unrar?

How do I unrar a file if I cannot install unrar ? Below is the error message I got. sudo apt install unrar-free is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
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Ubunto .rar file is downloading instead of .iso [duplicate]

I am trying to download Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Desktop) for Virtual box to run it on windows, but .rar file is downloading instead of .iso file I can not find any solution for this. Can someone kindly ...
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Unrar recursive in directory

My question is simple. Is it possible to unrar multiple rar files in diffrent directorys. Like - Folder 1 --Folder 1.1 ---File1.rar --Folder 1.2 ---File2.rar and that the file will be extracted in ...
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How can I .rar compress files in shell?

I needed to uncompress different kinds of extensions through shell, like .zip (p7zip-full), .rar (unrar-free) But for the opposite (compresion) I'm having trouble finding proper commands. For RAR it ...
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qBittorrent and auto unrar

How can I add command in qBittorrent to automatically extract compressed files after download is complete? I am new to Ubuntu and haven't gotten the hang of things quite yet.
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Unrar to a certain folder and then delete source folder

The following command works for unrar to extract an archive to a certain folder. unrar e -r -o- /home/username/source/directory/*.rar /home/username/copy/extracted/to Inside /home/username/source/...
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"Prefix found" error while extracting RAR file with Archive Manager

I have a RAR archive file, and I get this "Prefix found" error message when I try to extract its contents using the built-in Archive Manager (file-roller 3.28.0) in Ubuntu 18.04: I would assume that ...
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How compress rar with context menu nautilus

In Ubuntu 16.04 i right click folder and select compress type and split size but in 18.04 compress menu not like before and choose type menu in gone i install unrar zip unzip p7zip-full p7zip-rar rar ...
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could not load image permission denied

I am very new to Ubuntu. I have shifted from Windows 10. Now when I want to open some .rar files it gives error permission denied. pleas help Permissions tab in properies
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Error -" parsing filters is unsupported" while trying to unpack .rar file

I see that this exact same issue has been raised before Parsing filters unsupported but I followed what was suggested sudo apt-get install unrar and sudo apt-get install file-roller but still got ...
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Unable to extract an rar archive [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and I want to decompress a 500 MB rar archive. I have installed the most recent version of rar and unrar from the terminal. When I go to extract the contents from the archive ...
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How to Open .001 .002 .003 and .r01 .r02 .r03 RAR Files

Is WinRAR the same as Linux rar? Additional features? Missing features? Special way of handling files? Software is available for Microsoft Windows (named WinRAR), Linux... -wikipedia The ...
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How can I open .rar archives in lubuntu's built-in file manager?

Lubuntu 18.04.1 includes the lightweight but surprisingly powerful GUI file manager PCManFM 1.2.5, which can list the files within a .rar, but fails to extract or display them. Error messages (e.g. ...
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Why cant I type numbers in the Terminal window? [duplicate]

I recently installed Xubuntu...and it runs great...until I tried to install software using the Terminal window. Specifically...$ sudo apt-get install unrar. I downloaded .rar files and needed ...
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What is the password format supported by rar?

What is the password format supported by rar? More specifically, rarcrack has a default character set for searching for the password of an encrypted rar file. ...
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Extracting rar files having the same password

I use unrar to extract rar files on Ubuntu 18.04. How can I extract 100 files that have the same password without giving the password 100 times. I hope I can do it on Nautilus, also terminal is fine.
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Unable to install unrar on Ubuntu 17.04 [closed]

I have been unable to extract .rar files from the Archive Manager and so followed some instructions online on how else that can be done. The xarchiver application does not install from the Software ...
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How to run WinRAR on Ubuntu (the original Windows WinRAR, not UnRAR)?

How to run WinRAR on Ubuntu (the original Windows WinRAR, not UnRAR)? Can you do it with Wine somehow? I think I tried that with 14.04 but failed, maybe it's possible with 16.04 or should be possible ...
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How to fix "E: Unable to locate package rar" on current LTS release?

ubuntu version- 16.04 LTS 64bit I am under the impression that is the optimal version to use? Been searching on google but I cannot figure out this underlying issue while I am trying to install ...
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How to unrar a file? [closed]

I tried to unrar the file Starbound 1.2.2.rar with the command unrar x Starbound 1.2.2.rar and many varitions, how can I unrar this file?
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Create RAR archive in 17.10

I used to be able to create a rar archive from a file or folder by just right-clicking on the file (in Nautilus) and choosing "Compress...". I had the option to choose the rar format, which I like ...
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What archive manger to use instead of file-roller (now GNOME Archive Manager)?

I have beating my head around this, until I realised you can't use file-roller in the terminal. I use ssh to get into my server and now I wonder what other archive manager can I use simply from the ...
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Can't install unrar to open .rar files: Connecting to www.rarlab.com (www.rarlab.com)|5.135.104.98|:80... connected

I want to open .rar file with unrar in Ubuntu 17.04. So i tried these commands from this Link: sudo apt-get install unrar cd /tmp wget http://www.rarlab.com/rar/rarlinux-3.9.1.tar.gz The output of ...
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How to extract RAR file containing files with Persian or Arabic name

I have several RAR file which contain several files including few with Persian names. I tried xarchiver software. I can open the archive but if I want to extract the file, it gives error without even ...
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Is this a bug or working as intended?

find . -name '*.rar' -execdir unrar e -o- {} /home/hilarie/Videos/season5 \; Is the command I use to extract a directory containing several folders, containing multipart rar files. when I try to ...
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How does the Archive Manager handle temporary files?

Suppose I have a password protected compressed file, lets call it file.rar. It contains a video file, lets call video.mp4. I open file.mp4 with Archive Manager, enter the required password and double ...
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Split a file into multiple with low disk space

Is it possible to make split rar files from a big file in multiple sessions? for example I have 100GB disk with a 60GB file in it, I need to make split rar files to upload them to a server which max ...
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Recursively extract rar files

I ran into a little problem when extracting rar files recursively. Im using this line find . -name '*.rar' -exec unrar e {} \; -exec rm {} \; && rm *.r* and it seems to work! But the problem ...
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Trying to rar all subdirectories in a directory, not raring sub directories with folders in them

I'm trying to rar all of the subdirectories inside of a directory into their own separate .rar files using the text below: for dir in */ do base=$(basename "$dir") rar a "${base}" "$dir" done The ...
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Compress all folders in a directory into their own .rar files

I have a directory with lots of sub directories inside of it and I want to find a way to turn all of those sub directories into their own .rar files using the terminal, since there are too many to do ...
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Archiver/extracting similar to winrar?

Basically, I have been looking for an archiver/extracter/whatever you call it that is as good as winrar. Multiple part support, password support, GUI interface, easy to navigate, and basically ...
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(comics library) Convert multiple rar files to multiple cbr files

I'd like to convert my comic library to CBR to use in Calibre/ACBF Viewer/Mcomix and Android devices, but I dont want to do a single cbr file. Is there a faster way to do this? I use KDE and Unity ...
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How to undo rar archive extraction?

How to undo rar archive extraction? Incorrectly extracted with 7z utility, multiple errors, dirty extraction with "unsupported method".
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Alternative decompressors to libarchive which support RAR file format [duplicate]

As a temporary workaround for this issue, which I understand is limited to libarchive, I would like to finder another program capable of decompressing RAR files, preferably this would be a problem in ...
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"Parsing filters unsupported" error during extraction of RAR file

I have received an .rar which I wish to unpack as it contains something rather important to me that I need to really have now. However even though I can view the contents of the .rar archive in the ...
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Can't Open cbr file on Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

Whenever i try to open cbr file with a cbr reader (currently installed software is comix). It gives me error message. You nedd either the rar or the unrar program installed in order to read RAR (...
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Ubuntu unrar problem. Need help!

I have installed unrar and rar binaries. I wanted to extract an archive: root@vps1129135:/home/mc/plugins# unrar e plugins.rar UNRAR 3.91 freeware Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Alexander Roshal ...
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