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Old 12-29-2005, 02:51 AM   #1
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Unrar a password protected rar


Okay, yeah. My brother made me put Linux on my computer after having trouble with Windows for liek the 10th time this year, and I wanted to shut him up. I've had it a week, and am honestly hating it. All these command codes to be able to do anything just isn't for me. I'm screwing things up, the computer's screwing things up. I have no clue how ANYTHING works.. All other sorts of problems as well, but the biggest would have to be my rar file. The most important thing I salvaged form when I had Windows is in here, and I can't open it.

When I made the rar, I put a password on it, because my brother is known to go through crap I don't like him going through, and now I can't unrar it. After doing that command thing for like half an hour, my brother managed to unrar it and get it all good for me. But, somehow when going through and deleting some of the things I didn't need, a lot of the things I did need just happened to follow it all to the trash bin. The trash thing doesn't have a restore button, and so upon trying to move the stuff back where I wanted, it made a bunch of copies and I somehow have the crap I originally meant to delete back. But not in the folders where it was all organized, but all up there in one giant mess.

So, what I'm wanting to do, since I seem to have that rar file again after deleting it, I want to RE-unrar the file so I can have everything all organized for me again. Unfortunately, my brother sleeps at night, and here I am at 3 in the morning with my tumb up my butt wanting my rar to unrar so everything can be back to normal.

If you want to skip my life story up there...

I need to know how to unrar a file in linux that was made with a password in Windows.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 04:07 AM   #2
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You need to do something like,
Code:
$unrar x filename.rar
You will be asked for the password, so type it in and press enter. You can also unrar your files with a gui app like ark or file-roller as long as you have unrar installed.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 10:54 AM   #3
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If it were that easy, I wouldn't be here... I'm a complete retard when it comes to this stuff. I try putting in the code, and it can never find the thing. Ark will extract the folders, but not the files.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 11:13 AM   #4
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Have you tryed to download and install rar for linux @

http://www.rarsoft.com/

If you are using Gnome this is a good choice:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gnomerar

What Linux distribution are you using?
 
Old 12-29-2005, 05:49 PM   #5
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Not sure exactly what a Distribution is, but I'm using the KDE thing on Debian. Hooray for my brother hooking a complete computer tard up with the most complex OS ever.

He told me how to do it, so it all seems to be extracting okay right now. Thanks for the help reddazz and antiloaded. Sorry if I sounded like a prick or anything, it's just this thing is rrrreal frustrating for me
 
Old 01-02-2006, 12:59 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrJob
Not sure exactly what a Distribution is, but I'm using the KDE thing on Debian. Hooray for my brother hooking a complete computer tard up with the most complex OS ever.

He told me how to do it, so it all seems to be extracting okay right now. Thanks for the help reddazz and antiloaded. Sorry if I sounded like a prick or anything, it's just this thing is rrrreal frustrating for me
do share the wealth. i have a multipart password protected rar that needs to be extracted...

e.g.,

archive.part1.rar and archive.part2.rar that need to be extracted into archive.

i've spent an hour messing around with it. i would *really* like to know how to do it, but it just isn't clear. i've tried unrar and p7zip.

i will be moving to windows to, well, right click, extract, p/w and be done. i don't mind the command line the command line... but not knowing what to put there is a pain. ;-)

if someone could also point me to where the documentation makes this process clear... b/c i just don't see it. i tried man unrar and man 7z... i just didn't see anything remotely close to explaining how to resolve this. i even went in the p7zip docs... nothing that my mind could fit this task around.

also, how does one exit the man pages? i ended up opening a new console every time i needed to enter more commands.
 
Old 01-02-2006, 01:18 AM   #7
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where shall i put the rar file?after the command,it says file not found
 
Old 01-02-2006, 01:27 AM   #8
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where shall i put the rar file?after the command,it says file not found
make sure the file that you are trying to rar has the correct path. also, make sure the path exists for your new file. if it isn't one of those two issues, i can't help. there's an outside chance it could be a permissions thing.

linux could really use a 7-zip type interface. i wish i could program outside a web interface.
 
Old 01-02-2006, 01:35 AM   #9
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i ve changet the path of the rar file and done as u said.it worked.i first unrar on linux....i was used to unrar on windows,and then transfer files to linux.thanks
 
Old 01-02-2006, 09:52 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by MrJob
Not sure exactly what a Distribution is, but I'm using the KDE thing on Debian. Hooray for my brother hooking a complete computer tard up with the most complex OS ever.

He told me how to do it, so it all seems to be extracting okay right now. Thanks for the help reddazz and antiloaded. Sorry if I sounded like a prick or anything, it's just this thing is rrrreal frustrating for me

Your welcome.

Your Distribution is Debian

You can put that info in your profile here at Linuxquestions. That will bring you better solutions, because they somtimes can be (very)different from one distribution to another

Last edited by anti.corp; 01-02-2006 at 09:54 AM.
 
Old 01-02-2006, 04:39 PM   #11
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Your welcome.

Your Distribution is Debian

You can put that info in your profile here at Linuxquestions. That will bring you better solutions, because they somtimes can be (very)different from one distribution to another
does anyone have any insight how to extract password protected multi-part rars?

tia...
 
  


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