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Hi mates. I have recently downloaded RAR for Linux, and it is a bit hard for me to use, since I don't understand the confusing explanation you get in the ...
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    RAR for Linux


    Hi mates.
    I have recently downloaded RAR for Linux, and it is a bit hard for me to use,
    since I don't understand the confusing explanation you get in the shell.

    Could anyone tell me how to do the following, so I can understand it better (not just me,
    but anyone that sees this thread and has te same problem):
    >open the file "/home/hajime/Desktop/games.rar"
    and put the inside files into "/home/hajime/Desktop"

    Thanks mates

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    Most Linux distributions have an easy way to install unrar and other packages using their package managers. What Linux distribution are you using?

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    Hi, I am using Momonga Linux, which I think is kinda similar to
    Fedora.

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    I've never heard of that distro, but if you are sure that its compatible with FC, then go to rpm.pbone.net, search for unrar and get a Fedora package (make sure you don't get a debuginfo rpm). You can then use the rpm command to install the package.

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    Find the packages called "rar" and "unrar".
    "Don't think about the work, think about the benefit"

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    Ooooh, so "unrar" is another program?
    Mhmhmhm, how curious.
    I will try, mate.

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    Hi !!

    you wrote that Momonga Linux is like Fedora.......
    so.. download unrar-3.5.2-1.fc2.i386.rpm from this link

    $ rpm -ivh unrar-3*.rpm

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    Hey, thanks to all for ur help.
    Now I have just unrared the files I needed, a bit confusing at the beginning,
    but now I know how to do so.
    See ya!

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    Question

    Several years ago I had packed a set of files into several 1.4 Mb rar files on several floppy disks.

    Unfortunately one of the floppy disk is damaged/bad sectors.
    I cannot unrar the whole set of files.

    Is it possible to retriieve several files from the whole set of files?
    Is there any rar / unrar recovery utility on Linux?
    Thank you.

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