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Unzip rar files in Ubuntu with unrar

Often it is necessary to extract files. zip and tar.gz files can be opened directly in Ubuntu (and other flavors of Linux), but rar is not supported by default. You should install and use unrar to extract rar files.

% sudo apt-get install unrar

Two useful and probably most used command are:

% unrar e your-file-name.rar 

Extracts the rar file in the current directory.

% unrar l your-file-name.rar 

Lists the content of the rar file.

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