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Old 09-12-2011, 06:15 PM   #16
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What happened to e as in extract

7z (or unrar---7z is a little faster) e part1.rar (No dash in front of the e)

It's always worked for me.

Never used x with either 7z or unrar.
Old 09-13-2011, 04:35 PM   #17
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I once downloaded some .rar files off the 'Net which I thought I'd have no trouble to unpack, since I've got rar here. Come to find out, newer WinRar, which is likely what someone used to make the archive, uses a different format. I had to download some trial version of WinRar and run it under Wine (not being aware of a Linux command line WinRar). Don't blame Linux - this is another example of formats changing in the Windows world in order to keep people chained to Windows; that is, lock-in. When you throw your hands up in the air and resort to using Windows, they've won.

BTW, the difference in the "e" and "x" extraction options usually means without or with full path names, assuming they were included to begin with.
Old 09-14-2011, 06:18 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by kuriharu View Post
Thanks for the tip. I did manage to install p7zip but 7x says "command not found". I tried using p7zip x file.part01.rar, but it still didn't work. Arrrggghhh!! Why does WinRAR work and the command line doesn't???
It's '7z x' and not '7x'. Ofcourse '7x' will throw a command not found. '7z' will not.
Old 09-15-2011, 08:25 AM   #19
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If WinRAR works with the files on Windows, install it under Wine on Linux. Uninstall it on your Windows PC or purchase another license to be on the up and up.


p.s. The only issue I have with WinRAR 3.93 on Wine is that it does not seem to remember that I installed my license file. But it works fine other than that.

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Old 09-15-2011, 09:01 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by kuriharu View Post

I've downloaded some torrents, and someone CONVENIENTLY made them a multiple file archive instead of a single file.

I've tried unrar -x <filename>-part1.rar, which it says it completes, then I don't see the file. What do I need to do? WinRAR usually decompresses them just fine, but on Linux is where I have the problem.

More importantly, why on Earth would anybody do this?
It could be hjsplit/lxsplit files. They are more commonly labeled 'filename.rar.001' but I believe that they can be called 'part1.rar' etc.. Basic directions for how to use lxsplit here (if I'm right, you may have to remane the files from part1.rar etc. to .rar.001 etc.)-

So far lxslit files are the only major 'archiving' format I've found that wont open/extract on linux from the archiving tool GUIs (ark, squeeze, etc.)

As for why somebody did that- could be any of several reasons, probably the most common is so that people can include 'recovery' parts in the archive.


already, compress, compression, files, rar

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