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Old 07-14-2014, 06:42 AM   #1
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rar file installation


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How to Install the rar file in Linux Red Hat Os
 
Old 07-14-2014, 06:45 AM   #2
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you can't install rar files. they are just compressed archives. You need to proivde a LOT mroe information about what this actually is.
 
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How to open a binary file
 
Old 07-14-2014, 06:49 AM   #4
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Again, this really means nothing. You need to provide more information than this.
 
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As you've been told a rar file is a compressed file which is normally extracted via a utility, not always available on your system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAR#Extracting_RAR_files

A common one I use is unrar which you'd invoke on a Linux command line as:
Code:
unrar x <rar-file-name>
If it asks you for a password, then the person who created the archive made it using a password and you'll need to find out that password to be able to extract the files. Otherwise it should just extract the files for you. Further, you can view the files in the archive to see what they are by typing:
Code:
unrar l <rar-file-name>
To see if you have unrar installed, type:
Code:
which unrar
And further you can type:
Code:
unrar --help
To see more information about the command.
 
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