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Old 01-17-2004, 03:35 AM   #1
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going insane with RAR files

hello everybody... I'm going insane with rar files! I've searched and read all topics about rar files at linuxquestions but no thread seems to help me...

I have a simple question that should have a simples answer...

what command should I try to unrar a file?

I don't need anything complex... I just want to extract a file.rar at the same directory or to a specified directory, it doesn't matters to where but I need to extract it...

I tryed everything possible but nothing works and I've going insane here... I've already downloaded and intalled the rar file from rarlab... could someone help me before I try suicide? (just kidding heheh)
Old 01-17-2004, 04:01 AM   #2
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"unrar -e filename.rar" (no quotes) doesn't work?
Old 01-17-2004, 04:13 AM   #3
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no, it doesn't ._.

I tryed as root too, but it didnt work again...

renato@slackware:~/internet_downloads$ unrar -e evanescence.rar

UNRAR 3.30 beta 5 freeware Copyright (c) 1993-2004 Eugene Roshal

Usage: unrar <command> -<switch 1> -<switch N> <archive> <files...>
<@listfiles...> <path_to_extract\>

e Extract files to current directory
l[t,b] List archive [technical, bare]
p Print file to stdout
t Test archive files
v[t,b] Verbosely list archive [technical,bare]
x Extract files with full path

- Stop switches scanning
ad Append archive name to destination path
ap<path> Set path inside archive
av- Disable authenticity verification check
c- Disable comments show
cfg- Disable read configuration
cl Convert names to lower case
cu Convert names to upper case
dh Open shared files
ep Exclude paths from names
f Freshen files
idp Disable percentage display
ierr Send all messages to stderr
inul Disable all messages
kb Keep broken extracted files
o+ Overwrite existing files
o- Do not overwrite existing files
ow Save or restore file owner and group
p[password] Set password
p- Do not query password
r Recurse subdirectories
ri<P>[:<S>] Set priority (0-default,1-min..15-max) and sleep time in ms
ta<date> Process files modified after <date> in YYYYMMDDHHMMSS format
tb<date> Process files modified before <date> in YYYYMMDDHHMMSS format
tn<time> Process files newer than <time>
to<time> Process files older than <time>
ts<m,c,a>[N] Save or restore file time (modification, creation, access)
u Update files
v List all volumes
ver[n] File version control
vp Pause before each volume
x<file> Exclude specified file
x@ Read file names to exclude from stdin
x@<list> Exclude files in specified list file
y Assume Yes on all queries
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my bad. no "-" before the "e" command.


unrar e filename.rar
Old 01-17-2004, 12:02 PM   #5
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The commands do not use dashes but the options do.

This command will extract the file(s) from an rar archive and keep a broken recovered file (like the first part of a video):
rar x -kb filename.rar

Sometimes there isn't a .rar file and you need to use the .part001 file instead.


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