extraire avec unrar sous (Extract with unrar on) linux

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

  1. Use Ubuntu’s inbuilt archive manager (File roller) , Personally I hate this program.
  2. Use Winrar itself on Wine , Ok but it doesn’t work as good as it does on Windows.
  3. 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” .

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The Unparalleled Awesomeness of The Elegant Theme Pack For Ubuntu , is Unlike other Theme Packs, Especially the ones for Windows , which requires installing some other Bloated Software .

Themes for Ubuntu and other Linux distros are Native and are easy to Install and UnInstall .

Installation is very easy , Just Type the Following in Terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elegant-gnome/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install elegant-gnome

You might also want To consider Installing Nautilus Elementary

Before installing, you may want to read a detailed Nautilus Elementary review.

To Install Nautilus Elementary Type the Following in Terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
nautilus -q

The Above Steps should work Fine For Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.4) but I tried it in Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat (10.10) .