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Old 08-20-2006, 08:19 AM   #1
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Ubuntu -- Help with .RAR

I am on ubuntu 6.06 x64

I have downloaded a file that is .rar but i cannot extract it..

I have went in to synaptic and downloaded and installed unrar-free... but it does not work..

Any help on which program will work, and how to install it? this is my first time on ubuntu and linux in about 2 years

also when i use command "sudo" is asked for authentication, but it said failed.. any idea?
Old 08-20-2006, 08:55 AM   #2
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Unrar-free should work. The syntax should be something like,
$unrar x somefile.rar
You can also use a gui such as ARk or File Roller if you have unrar-free installed. Post back any error messages you get.
Old 08-20-2006, 05:21 PM   #3
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I found that some rar files wont work unless you use the non-free rar..I had alot of issues until I used the non-free version..
Old 08-24-2006, 02:30 AM   #4
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Same here....

Some Windoze computers give the option to automatically RAR a file before e-mailing it. (Don't ask the details). Such files cannot be opened with free-RAR. You have to use nnon-free RAR.



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