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Old 06-27-2009, 10:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy Hi Winrar is not working Or shall I put it as i am unable to extract a .rar file


Hi All,

I have installed the unrar
But i have 3 files that are .rar formatl
when i type
unrar x -o- filename path

its say the file is not a RAR file
but i think it is as it contact songs i have downloaded.

And with previous experience these file are compressed on .rar

If some one wants the file to check i can send him the same

please help

OS : Fedora 10
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[root@aditya Download]# unrar x -o- A.R.Rahman_Signature.Collection_Disc.1_AvengeR.zip /root/Desktop/

UNRAR 3.71 beta 1 freeware Copyright (c) 1993-2007 Alexander Roshal

A.R.Rahman_Signature.Collection_Disc.1_AvengeR.zip is not RAR archive
No files to extract
-----------------------------------------------------


[root@aditya Download]# unrar x -o- 100__Most_Wanted_Remix__2008__By_Dude_Love.part1.rar /root/Desktop/

UNRAR 3.71 beta 1 freeware Copyright (c) 1993-2007 Alexander Roshal

100__Most_Wanted_Remix__2008__By_Dude_Love.part1.rar is not RAR archive
No files to extract
 
Old 06-27-2009, 10:45 PM   #2
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Have you tried:

unrar e <path to rar archive>

Also, unrar will not work on zip or any of type of archive. For zip, use unzip. For .tar and .tar.bz2, use tar.


Finally, I see that you are logged in as root. I suggest you create a separate user ASAP. Running as root for non-maintenance tasks can result in unintentional (and potentially damaging) changes to your system.

Last edited by mohaas05; 06-27-2009 at 10:48 PM.
 
Old 06-28-2009, 12:36 AM   #3
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You can check if the file really is a rar file by typing this in a terminal
Code:
file <path to rar archive>
cheers,
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:26 AM   #4
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install something like linux version of winrar (for example gnome's fileroller). it will much easier that typing commands in terminal.
or install wine, and then run your well known winrar
Code:
wine winrar.exe
it works
 
Old 06-28-2009, 10:49 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mohaas05 View Post
Have you tried:

unrar e <path to rar archive>

Also, unrar will not work on zip or any of type of archive. For zip, use unzip. For .tar and .tar.bz2, use tar.


Finally, I see that you are logged in as root. I suggest you create a separate user ASAP. Running as root for non-maintenance tasks can result in unintentional (and potentially damaging) changes to your system.


hi there i am not sure if i have got this working when you talk about
unrar e <path to rar archive>
i am not sure what need to be done

tried the above
[root@aditya Download]# ll
total 51768
-rw------- 1 root root 5749 2009-06-28 06:19 100__Most_Wanted_Remix__2008__By_Dude_Love.part1.rar
-rw------- 1 root root 5748 2009-06-28 06:19 100__Most_Wanted_Remix__2008__By_Dude_Love.part2.rar
-rw------- 1 root root 5752 2009-06-28 06:19 A.R.Rahman_Signature.Collection_Disc.1_AvengeR.zip

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1373751 2009-06-28 06:49 wrar39b3.exe
[root@aditya Download]# unrar e 100__Most_Wanted_Remix__2008__By_Dude_Love.part1.rar <path to rar archive>
-bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
[root@aditya Download]# unrar e <path to rar archive>
-bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
[root@aditya Download]# 100__Most_Wanted_Remix__2008__By_Dude_Love.part1.rar <path to rar archive>
-bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'



and yes i have made the user account just doing this root


and i sound so stupid

i am working on Fedora firstly
 
Old 06-28-2009, 10:51 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Angry_Tommy View Post
install something like linux version of winrar (for example gnome's fileroller). it will much easier that typing commands in terminal.
or install wine, and then run your well known winrar
Code:
wine winrar.exe
it works
hey there

thank for the help but it does not work
[root@aditya Download]# wine winrar.exe
-bash: wine: command not found
 
Old 06-28-2009, 10:53 AM   #7
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Code:
unrar -e 100__Most_Wanted_Remix__2008__By_Dude_Love.part1.rar
unrar -e 100__Most_Wanted_Remix__2008__By_Dude_Love.part2.rar
 
Old 06-28-2009, 11:04 AM   #8
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Quote:
[root@aditya Download]# wine winrar.exe
-bash: wine: command not found
In order to run windows programs in linux you need to install wine
Take a look at
http://www.winehq.org/

However, when you run unrar, it should work, when the archive is correct.
 
Old 06-28-2009, 01:25 PM   #9
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Quote:
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In order to run windows programs in linux you need to install wine
Take a look at
http://www.winehq.org/

However, when you run unrar, it should work, when the archive is correct.
hi,

please find the below Error

[root@aditya Download]# unrar e 100__Most_Wanted_Remix__2008__By_Dude_Love.part1.rar

UNRAR 3.71 beta 1 freeware Copyright (c) 1993-2007 Alexander Roshal

100__Most_Wanted_Remix__2008__By_Dude_Love.part1.rar is not RAR archive
No files to extract
[root@aditya Download]# unrar -e 100__Most_Wanted_Remix__2008__By_Dude_Love.part1.rar

UNRAR 3.71 beta 1 freeware Copyright (c) 1993-2007 Alexander Roshal

Usage: unrar <command> -<switch 1> -<switch N> <archive> <files...>
<@listfiles...> <path_to_extract\>

<Commands>
e Extract files to current directory
l[t,b] List archive [technical, bare]
p Print file to stdout
t Test archive files
v[t,b] Verbosely list archive [technical,bare]
x Extract files with full path
 
Old 06-28-2009, 01:48 PM   #10
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No no no...
Using Windows version of Winrar is absolutely not necessary. Unrar is Winrar so if you used unrar and it doesn't extract the rar files, that means the RARs don't work. Either download it again or find some another source for the files.
 
Old 06-29-2009, 05:54 PM   #11
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I have never had any luck with any of the free un-rar utilities available for Linux.

I have never had a problem with the registered commercial version of Winrar for Linux (I know--the name seems to be an oxymoron). Most of the free versions I've tried (and I've tried everyone I could find) could not unrar the most recent rar format.

The current non-free version is RAR 3.80 beta 3

With the registered version, the unrar command is rar e [filename]. That's rar e, not rar -e.

I move a lot of big files. It's worth the $20.

Here's a partial output of rar --help:


Quote:
Registered to -- Frank Bell --

Usage: rar <command> -<switch 1> -<switch N> <archive> <files...>
<@listfiles...> <path_to_extract\>

<Commands>
a Add files to archive
c Add archive comment
cf Add files comment
ch Change archive parameters
cw Write archive comment to file
d Delete files from archive
e Extract files to current directory
(snip)
 
Old 06-29-2009, 06:17 PM   #12
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Hi,

Sometimes I have problems with rar-files.
I use debian, (but I guess all Linux distributions have similar versions of "unrar").

YOur problem may mean just that your file is corrupted.

Secondly it may mean, that the file was compressed using the Windows rar
techniques, which maybe not the same as the Linux one. Winrar is Winrar.

Sometimes the rar-archives do not open because they need second, third, fourth , and hell knows which part
of the whole archive.

Try another rar file with

unrar -e [file].rar

just to see if your distribution works correctly.

I also suggest that you stop doing these operations as root.

hope it helps

Stef
 
Old 06-29-2009, 07:53 PM   #13
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If there are par files for the rar, you can use gpar2 or pypar to repair the rar archives.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 06:06 AM   #14
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i am to lazy to use terminal every single time and typing all necesarry commands when i want to create archive or unpack something. really if you have somekind of windows manager on your machine use the gui software. For KDE it was called ARK

http://www.arklinux.org/

For GNOME it is fileroller (i am using it all the time. it can do exacly the same thing like original winrar etc.)

http://fileroller.sourceforge.net/

basically install packages like zip unzip rar unrar p7zip arj lha or whatever their names are and you will be able to pack/unpack every archive.
 
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