Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-01-2004, 07:56 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 117

Rep: Reputation: 15
Cannot open rar files

I have downloaded several rar files. I have the latest version of unrar installed but when I use it I end up with an empty archive. I figured that the files must have been dodgy, but I tried copying them onto my windows box and opened them with winrar with no problem. Can anyone tell me why or if there is a way around this?
Old 08-02-2004, 05:55 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Indiana
Distribution: Mandrake Slackware-current QNX4.25
Posts: 1,802

Rep: Reputation: 47
Did you try the ebcd-rar file that comes with the rar package? For example:
tar xzvf rarlinux-3.3.b3.tar.gz
cd rar/ebcd
../rar x ebcd-0_6_0-pro.rar
That should extract the whole ebcd-0_6_0-pro package.
Old 12-03-2004, 01:44 PM   #3
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 117

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15

The problem was that I hadn't used non-free sources for the unrar package.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
anything in linux to open rar files? yowwww Linux - Software 17 07-11-2009 12:00 PM
how to deal with .rar files in linux now that rar is no longer part of linux Lleb_KCir Linux - Software 14 11-22-2008 08:01 AM
How open files with rar extension? sarajevo Debian 6 08-31-2005 09:34 AM
Open Rar Files? wasabi Fedora 2 06-11-2004 08:05 AM
Do you know a good program to open RAR & ZIP files? SpOmA Linux - Software 2 02-28-2004 08:42 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:40 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration