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Old 07-28-2006, 09:54 AM   #1
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How Do I Unrar From An External Hard Drive in Terminal?


I am using PClinixOs. And i would like to unrar a password protected multi volumed Rar file located on a external hard drive. It is rather large (hence the multivolumes) so copying it to home is not possible (where i have managed to unrar things before).

But i am typing into my root terminal.

unrar e -p NameOFfile.rar

I am getting asked twice for the rar file password. But then it is saying

"Can no open"
"no files to extract".

i am guessing it is because it is on my external USB hard drive that is causing this. So what would i do to unrar this file.

Old 07-28-2006, 10:15 AM   #2
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Is the external device large enough to hold the files extracted? Try this:

unrar -p <password> file.rar /home/Anthony1uk

make usre everything is still there too

unrar v file.rar

Last edited by AAnarchYY; 07-28-2006 at 10:18 AM.
Old 07-28-2006, 10:25 AM   #3
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it's a multi volumed rar file. can you send us the ilst of the files. please use 'ls -l'. and perhaps i can also ask the output of 'df -h'



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