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Old 05-16-2005, 12:00 AM   #1
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How to unrar a passworded rar file?

I thought no brainer, but whoever wrote 'unrar' botched up the standard command syntax.

I saw in the help "p[password] Set password" So I tried my best

unrar p[2589] file.rar

Didn't work. Anyone know how to do it? Thanks
Old 05-16-2005, 12:07 AM   #2
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I think if you just omit the brackets it will work:

unrar p2586 file.rar

Possibly a space between the 'p' and the password. I can't remember for sure, it's been a while.
Old 06-10-2005, 10:43 AM   #3
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Talking easy ...

I had the same problem, but i tried to "unrar" from konsole and "unrar" asked me for the pass

ghoshe@Drow-Elf-II:~$ cd TEMP/
ghoshe@Drow-Elf-II:~/TEMP$ unrar e *****************************************************.rar

UNRAR 3.40 freeware Copyright (c) 1993-2004 Alexander Roshal

Extracting from *****************************************************.rar

Enter password (will not be echoed) for ***************************************.m3u:

The same with the other files on the package...

Deicalogo -- Bye!


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