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Old 10-01-2005, 11:03 PM   #1
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need help with a file I downloaded with bit torrent

I downloaded a file using Azureus Bit Torrent Client. Now when I go to view the file I found the file in 24 filles. RAR Archive. My Question is How do I combine the archives to make the entire file as one file?

For example:

file.avi instead of file.r00, file.r01, ....

I did find a file.avi in a directory called Sample. Is this file the file I use to view the avi file or do I have to unrar the 23 rar files?


Old 10-02-2005, 08:02 AM   #2
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The file sample.avi is normally an included small file from a bitorrent movie rip so that you can get a prewiew of the quality of a movie before you download it. It's pretty useless really.

Rar files support splitting, which is why you have stuff like file.r00, file.r01, etc. In windows, you simply open any of the .r00-etc files in winrar, and winrar removes the contents from all the .r00-etc files at once. I have no idea how to do this in linux as I don't have any multiple .r00-etc files on hand, but try the following.

Firstly, try opening it graphically. If you are using fedora that'll be through the archive manager (system tools->archive manager). Secondly, if you want to use the command line, try using unrar on any of hte .r00 files - probably best to do it on file.r00 - and see what happens. This of course assumes that you have rar and unrar installed. If not, then go to the Rar Homepage and downlod rar for linux. extract it with tar -xvzf rarpackagename and then go into the newly created directory and type ./unrar -e path-to-file.r00. The -e option is to extract to the current directory, so thats where your files will go.

Hope that helps.

Last edited by thomas.jt; 10-02-2005 at 08:03 AM.
Old 10-25-2005, 09:54 PM   #3
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Thanks, i have Ubuntu and was having the same problem - fixed it by following your instructions but it's unrar e FILE not unrar -e FILE

just letting you know


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