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I copied a .rar file from a Windows to a Linux machine using WINSCP tool. After copying the file, I tried to extract the .rar file, but I wasn't successful.

I tried using unrar and file.rar.

I got this error:

Unknown command on to putty console.

Please tell me how to extract the RAR file in the same directory.

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migrated from Oct 11 '11 at 19:27

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Sounds like unrar isn't installed on the Linux machine. Can you install it? – birryree Oct 11 '11 at 18:05
I guess this questions belongs to – vstm Oct 11 '11 at 18:07
I have logged into the Linux machiene as a staff user , i dont know whether i can install it or not ?? and what will be the impact if we install . – yyy i 777 Oct 11 '11 at 18:14

Try with rar e file.rar instead.

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