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Old 05-10-2004, 01:38 PM   #1
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unrar/rar problems....please help :)

Hi, i cant get unrar to work....basicly i dont know how to setup the command line....i keep trying different options and it just gives me this
UNRAR 3.30 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
instead of it extracting no matter what options i seem to use. thank you
Old 05-10-2004, 01:41 PM   #2
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sorry i just figured it out...the problem was i was putting "-e" instead of "e" errr disregard this thread
Old 05-31-2004, 07:43 PM   #3
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Try this

unrar e archive.rar

Do not do unrar -e arvhice.rar


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