Ever since I switched over to Linux extracting files from win-rar archives was never a pleasant experience especially broken archives .
Then I recently I discovered the power of Command line and suddenly I realised things got much easier .
So how do we go about Extracting win-rar archives ?
Well there are three methods
- Use Ubuntu’s inbuilt archive manager (File roller) , Personally I hate this program.
- Use Winrar itself on Wine , Ok but it doesn’t work as good as it does on Windows.
- Use unrar from terminal , Pure Brilliance !!
So lets Un-RAR the RARs
Open terminal and navigate to the folder where the archive is and type
unrar e [filename].[rar]
replace [filename].[rar] with which ever archive you want to extract .
Add -kb switch to extract non-complete / broken archives
So for example to Extract Foo.rar
unrar e Foo.rar -kb
Some may consider this method as too long or not as easy as using a GUI , but once you get the hand of the command line This is the fastest method.
Please feel free to Post your comments and suggestions below
PS: If you are asking why the French title , well the answer is “Simply because I was in the mood to use Google translate” .