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Old 05-09-2005, 04:20 PM   #1
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extracting password protected rar files


Does anyone know the command line for opening a password protected rar file?

Is it: rar e p[password] rarfile.rar ?
Is it: rar e ppassword rarfile.rar ?

I really wish someone could make a gui for winrar.
 
Old 05-09-2005, 05:23 PM   #2
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If you are using kde you can try Ark the GUI of kde, if using gnome/xfce you can try using fileroller.
From the command line,you need unrar installed.
unrar x filename.rar (might prompt you for the password i believe)
 
Old 05-09-2005, 05:49 PM   #3
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Originally posted by mrcheeks
If you are using kde you can try Ark the GUI of kde, if using gnome/xfce you can try using fileroller.
From the command line,you need unrar installed.
unrar x filename.rar (might prompt you for the password i believe)
Ark doesn't have rar support, fileroller can't see anything inside of the file, and 'unrar' is an unknown bash command. 'rar' is known, but when I tried 'rar x' I got "Unexpected end of archive - No files to extract". But I know this isn't true because I extracted the file just fine in Windows.
 
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Old 05-09-2005, 08:48 PM   #5
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First, check your system to see if you have unrar: which unrar or apropos unrar should show you if you have it or not. It may not be in your path, in which case bash would tell you it's an unknown command.
If that should turn out to be the case (you have it, but it's not in your path), just give the full path to unrar followed by unrar options and filename.

Something like: /usr/bin/unrar -e p- <filename>
 
  


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