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Old 12-25-2009, 07:50 AM   #1
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Winrar or any other zip software


How to install Winrar or any other zip software to ubuntu 9.04?
 
Old 12-25-2009, 07:54 AM   #2
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Hi,

winrar is windows specific (hence the name). Try looking for unrar for rar files.

zip files: gunzip
bz2 files: bunzip2
tar files: tar

Hope this helps.
 
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Winrar is a windows program. Search your package manager for Linux rar software such as the rar and unrar packages.
 
Old 12-25-2009, 07:58 AM   #4
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How to install Winrar or any other zip software to ubuntu 9.04?
Code:
sudo aptitude search rar
sudo apt-cache search rar
 
Old 12-25-2009, 08:06 AM   #5
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In windows, Winrar supports a number of compression formats, such as rar,zip,iso,gz,bz.
unfortunately, winrar is not available for linux.

I'll give some programs available for linux.
for rar - "unrar"
for zip - "ark" ...
for gz & bz - "tar"
..

If you like winrar very much and want to use it, then use wine to run the windows "winrar".
 
Old 12-25-2009, 08:12 AM   #6
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i have installed rar and unrar using synaptic manager.But when i am going to unzip rar files i right click and there is onlr open with archive manager and extract here option.
then what is the rar option ant what is the unrar option?
 
Old 12-25-2009, 08:24 AM   #7
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The actual problem was, unrar is not a GUI program.

use unrar command from your terminal.
 
Old 12-28-2009, 12:58 PM   #8
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i have installed rar and unrar using synaptic manager.But when i am going to unzip rar files i right click and there is onlr open with archive manager and extract here option.
then what is the rar option ant what is the unrar option?
It sounds to me like the archive manager has the ability to support rar files. If it's xarchiver then by installing rar and unrar you should be able to open rar files using a graphical interface.
 
Old 12-28-2009, 07:48 PM   #9
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You can't unrar a zip file, you unzip a zip file and unrar a rar file.
Code:
man unzip
Read the manual page for options to kow how to extract a file.
 
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I see that the program "ark" also supports rar files. I'm sure there is a Gnome archiver program that does the same. It may need the rar and/or unrar to operate. These programs are usually a front-end for the actual archive commands.
 
  


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