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How to unrar a RAR archive containing files with Chinese file names?

When I try to do it in Ubuntu 11.10 using the default program Archive Manager, it complains it can't do with the Chinese file name.

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Have you tried using the unrar util supplied by Rarlab themself? You'll find it here: http://www.rarlabs.com/download.htm Just type unrar x to unrar it. As long as your file system and locale supports the chinese file names I can't see why it wouldn't be possible to unpack the archive.

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I installed unrar using apt-get install unrar. And unrar e archivewithchinesefilenames.rar works. I'm not sure if this unrar is the official version by rarlabs. –  Computist Oct 26 '11 at 14:15

unrar them at the command line.

unrar e somefile.rar

This worked for me.

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