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    linux version of Winrar


    i have some files i really need, but they are in a .rar

    i read somewhere that you need to pay for the program that will extract rars, or can i run winrar through wine or something?

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    I had a rar file on my linux partiton not to long ago a couple days and i extracted/opened it with no problem using Ark u should try the software that comes with linux instead of going right for the windows version
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    use unrar, it will work with file-roller too

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    i tried to use file-rolller and unrar, but it asks for a bunch of arguments that i'm not sure what it all wants

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    check the man pages for them to find out about the arguments. Using Ark is very easy, in konqueror you can right-click on the file and one of the choices is to unpack with ark (or open with ark).
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    ^^ thats y i recomended it
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    well i got unrar to work.. sort of...

    it extracts all of the folders within the rar archive, but none of the files are in there.

    i had trouble getting file-roller to work correctly too.. i'm gunna try to get ark now

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    Under FC3 (should work for any RPM-based distro though), I just installed the unrar RPM, and file-roller could use it with no issues.
    Under Gentoo, I just emerged unrar, and it worked with file-roller with no issues either.
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