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  1. #1
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    unpacking a .rar file

    hi folks im having trouble opening and running a .rar file

    its a program made to run on windows machines

    i have tried the unrar via command line and still no luck

    it doesnt even give me the option to open and run under WINE software

    any help would be great thanks

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    Re: unpacking a .rar file

    Install unrar from the Software Centre and try again.

    Your .rar file should then open in Archive Manager.

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    Re: unpacking a .rar file

    when i search in the Ubuntu Software Centre for "unrar" the only software that comes back is "comix" a comic book viewer

    apologies if i am not looking in the right place
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    Re: unpacking a .rar file

    There is a package called 'unrar-free'.

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    Re: unpacking a .rar file

    Rar program is available in multiverse repositories. Are you sure that you have multiverse enabled ? Check from Software Center => Edit => Software Sources.

    Also (if I'm not wrong) rar included in ubuntu-restricted-extras. So alternatively you can search in Software Center for Ubuntu-Restricted-Extras.

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    Re: unpacking a .rar file

    Brilliant folks, i searched "unrar-free" and installed the "Unarchiver for .rar files (non-free version)" and it unpacked the .rar file

    Thanks again for your help guys

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