Ubuntu: Extract rar-archives

by on May.22, 2010, under Linux (Ubuntu)

If you need to extract rar files in Linux, you have to download and install unrar from You can accomplish that by making use of the following methods:

Method 1: Automated Installation
Enter the following command into the terminal:

apt-get install unrar

Method 2: Manual Installation

$ cd /tmp
$ wget
$ tar -zxvf rarlinux-3.9.3.tar.gz
$ cd rar
$ ./unrar

$ cp rar unrar /bin

After you installed it, you can use it like that:

Extract archive:

$ unrar e The.Wind.That.Shakes.the.Barley.part1.rar

Extract archive with full directory paths:

$ unrar x file.rar

List archive:

$ unrar l file.rar

Test archive:

$ unrar t file.rar

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