How to open rar file in linux?
I have a file with
I want to extract content from that file, how do I extract it?
Install p7zip and try it: `7z x foo.rar`.
@siblynx, the Fedora manual for `7z(1)` states that `rar` support was removed *due to non-open license*. `rar` is ***not*** open source, and this *** will not*** be shipped by Fedora.
That's a fedora problem. Download stock p7zip source code and see unrar support is still there.
You can install
unrar- "Unarchiver for .rar files" or
unp- "unpack (almost) everything with one command"
unrar x <myfile>
unraris not open source, some distros might not have it in their package manager already. If it's not, try
unrar x <myfile>will preserve directory structure in archive, in difference with
unrar e <myfile>which will flatten it
There is also a `rar` command. It is binary-only and a bit less easy to use, but can open some files that `unrar` cannot.
On my Linux Mint 18.2 installation, unrar appears to be already installed and available by default.
I needed to first install it by running `sudo apt install unrar`. This is the official version and it has license prohibing some usage (no compression, only decompression). So you can also use the free version instead: `sudo apt-get install unrar-free`.
You can use
unar. This is not related to the non-free
unrar, it's free software.
Easy to use:
@vonbrand: availability depends on the specific GNU/Linux distribution. For example unar is available for Parabola GNU/Linux-libre. Anyway I didn't mention "unrar", and unar != unrar
If `rar` is not open source, so much that 7-Zip on OSS distributions will not ship with it, how did `unar` manage to include it?
@palswim, rar is simply a proprietary format and the rar tool is an implementation (which has a non-open license). unar is another implementation that *is* free. Fedora removed the non-free rar tool due to its license, not because of anything regarding the rar format itself
sudo apt-get install p7zip 7zr x myfile.rar
On Windows I rely on 7zip for rar and every other archive file, and it works on Linux, too.
You can get unar from fedora repo, it's open and licence-pure:
dnf install unar unar file.rar
Not available. `unrar` is *not* open source (it is forbidden to analyze the code to reverse engineer a compression program), so Fedora won't ship it.
su -c 'dnf install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'
also you can use unar for fedora 23. did the author of the question asked about feora or opensource sollution or about unix rar sollution? @vonbrand
unraris not open source (the license to the available source forbids using it to reverse engineer the compression, which violates point 6 "No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor" of the Open Source Definition), and thus will not be shipped by Fedora.
$ tar zxf unrarsrc-5.3.11.tar.gz $ cd unrar $ make DESTDIR=$HOME all $ make DESTDIR=$HOME install-unrar
PATH, and you are all set.
Yes, there is a RPM offered. I would't touch it with the proverbial 10 feet pole, more often than not third parties have no clue on how to create a correct RPM (it isn't exactly rocket science, but there are lots of details that have to be just right, see e.g. Fedora's guidelines). Besides, there are differences between Fedora versions, "one size fits all" can't cut it.
rar e <filename>it comes with most distros. Created by brother of Eugene Rosahal who is the developer of RAR files.
I'd suggest using a nearest available file manager, either Norton-like (
Tux Commander, etc., whatever is present in your distribution) or window-based (as
Dolphin). Most of them have enough intelligence to open all kinds of archives in a manner suitable for manual contents exploring, but, sometimes, they use external tools. For instance, my Kubuntu suggests
Arkin such cases. They would need an external tool, as
unrar, for accessing proprietary archive formats; if so, install the latter using a package manager.
If you want to extract the entire archive or a single specified file,
unrar eextracts without full path, and
unrar xalso makes intermediate directories.
Since `unrar` is *not* open source, Fedora won't ship support for it in any form.
@vonbrand Ubuntu provides both unrar and unrar-free. If Fedora can't include the latter, it's not a license issue.
@vonbrand moreover, there is no word for Fedora from original author. Your approach to limit question to the only non-most-used distribution is destructive.
unrarpackage. On Fedora, for eample, you can do so with:
sudo yum install unrar
Then, use it to extract the files:
unrar e filename.rar
Fedora 23 has no `unrar` package among its official packages. I got the source an installed it in my account.