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Old 04-04-2005, 11:34 AM   #1
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not getting way to unrar the file

Hello all,
i just downloaded a .rar file........
but not being able to unrar it...
seeking some help

i just tried the command "unrar e file.rar"..........but it didn't worked
Old 04-04-2005, 11:50 AM   #2
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hi there

google for this utility


Old 04-04-2005, 12:08 PM   #3
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Unrar should work if you have it installed. I think the right command is "unrar x" to extract.
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if you use apt-get install rar you can get it that way, then you just need to read the man page, but here is the extraction command:

       rar - archive files with compression

       rar <command> [-<switch 1> -<switch N>] archive [files...]

e      Extract  files  to current directory. Does not create any subdi-
so you would just:

rar e /location/of/file

and wait, it will extract your .rar file into the current directory.


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