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April 21st, 2009, 10:02 PM
So I'm still relatively new with Ubuntu, but I am loving it. Such better software. Though I'm needing just a small amount of help. Is there any program that'll unpack .rar files for Ubuntu? Thanks in advance!

April 21st, 2009, 10:06 PM
You could use unrar
sudo apt-get install unrar
For usage instructions
man unrar

April 21st, 2009, 10:40 PM
Thank you greatly! This has helped!

Mark Phelps
April 21st, 2009, 11:20 PM
If you're downloading your software as .rar files, you're going to be making your life very difficult because the more common way to obtain software in Ubuntu is through Add/remove programs or Synaptic.

Software downloads are most often source code and will require you to install lots of libraries and do lots of work to build the executables.

The other versions are binaries and can be quickly and easily installed and run.

April 22nd, 2009, 12:35 AM
By the way, after installing unrar you can : right click on file -> extract here.

It will magicly work now :-)