RAR is a proprietary compression type and stands for Roshal ARchive.

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Batch converting .rar to .7z - path variable?

I found someone who had written a very nice batch script to convert .zip to .7z, and im attempting to make it convert .rar to 7z. I am able to get the script to work but I cannot figure out where the ...
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How to open .rar file in fedora 23

I am using fedora 23 64 bit. I have downloaded some .rar files. After googling I have found solutions suggesting that using unrar they can be opened. But I am unable to install unrar. I have tried ...
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Is there a way to silently extract a self extracting multipart rar files via commandline?

I have a multipart self extracting rar file; setup.sfx.part1.exe setup.sfx.part2.rar setup.sfx.part3.rar Now when I try to extract it by starting the exe via commandline I get a nice screen where ...
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Infection with virus just by extracting an archive (zip/rar/iso)?

is my Computer compromised with a Virus, when extracting an archive like zip/rar/iso with WinRAR, which contains an (Virus-)downloader.exe even when i didn't start the executable? and the Anti Virus ...
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How can I extract an RAR whose file names are non-Unicode in Linux?

I have an RAR archive whose file names are in GB2312 rather than Unicode. So after I extracted it, there were many "invalid encoding" warnings. It's said that the official utilities can handle the ...
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Extract multipart rar, deleting parts as they are extracted

I have a multipart rar of 80GB unpacked. I have 5GB of free space, and every part of the rar archive is 2GB. What I'm looking for is to extract one part, delete it, extract the next, and so on, as to ...
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Fixing a corrupted RAR-file

I have a password protected RAR-file that I created using WinRAR. I wanted to add another file to it, however the way I did it ended up seemingly corrupting the file. Now if I open it and type in my ...
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How will i know that the one part of multipart file is corrupt or just need to re-download? [duplicate]

I have downloaded multipart rar file, how will i know that the one file is need to download again, either the the volume is corrupt or the file is corrupt... I'm hoping you so to answer my question, ...
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Create rar5 archives from command line

Winrar current version 5.3 allows creating archives from the command line, but apparently only in zip and rar 2.9 formats, not rar5 which gives slightly better performance. Quoting its help file: ...
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How can I compress every 10 files in a folder as a separate zip file?

I'm on Windows 10 and trying to work it out with Winrar. The folder contains 500 files, I would like to compress every 10 of them as a separate zip/rar file and create 50 zip/rar files. Is there a ...
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Windows UnRar Batch script need to ignore .part02.rar through part99.rar extensions

I have two windows batch scripts that both work to recurse the folder they are placed in, and extract every .rar file into the folder of the rar files. however when a folder uses the structure: ...
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How do I recover a ZIP file in WinRAR that's inside of another RAR file?

I tried to use WinRAR to extract an archive, but I couldn't extract all of it because of 1 thing: a file inside the archive was corrupt. I tried using Alt+R, but it tried to do it to the entire ...
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Using Winrar's rar.exe with commandline interface to archive sub folders

I was hoping someone might be able to answer this. I've seen similar questions, but none specific to my question. Using rar.exe in a batch file under Windows 8.1 PRO I want to archive a set of sub ...
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Extract rar file to preset folder

Normally when I want to unpack a rar file in Windows Explorer, what I do is right click and drag the file to the desired folder (in the left tree) and then select "extract here". This is through ...
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Compress File to .RAR through Task Scheduler

I have this batch code to compress a csv file into a .rar file: call "c:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" a -ep1 C:\path\file.rar C:\path\file.csv Manually running the program creates the .rar file ...
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rar - command line switch for exclude compress but store?

Assuming I have few files like : --- +Royi | +---1.txt +---2.txt +---3.Avi +---4.mp4 +---5.docx looking at : rar a -r -m1 Royi myArchive.rar This will shrink all ...
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Are RAR-archives safe to store backups in? [duplicate]

I'm writing a little batch script to backup all data for a project that I am currently developing. The script is currently just copying all project files to a new directory (named by the date when the ...
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extract all .jpg files from all .zip and .rar files in a directory and its subdirectories

I think I've prettu much said it all. I want to create a .bat that lets me extract all files with a certain extrnsion from all .rar and .zip files in a folder, all together into another folder. ...
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Dry run test the final file size of a rar or 7z file via terminal?

Is there a way of seeing the final file size (so I can determine how much space saving) of a zip file, preferably a rar or 7z file. I'm on a mac so ideally I'd like to do it via the Terminal. I've ...
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RAR unlocker is not working properly

I had my old personal photos and videos compressed and password protected (about 6 gb), I couldn't recall password, so using RAR unlocker. I left it running overnight and still the bar doesn't move ...
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Is it better to compress all data or compressed directories?

I'm archiving some projects, let's say each of them has own directory: projects |- project-1 |- project-2 |- project-3 I started compressing them as following: ==== SITUATION 1 ==== projects ...
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Extract multipart .rar while download

let's say, I have a download of a multipart .rar file, one file inside. Earlier on Windows with winrar, I opened part01.rar, and started extraction. It was extracting until the end of the last part, ...
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How can compressed archives like .RAR be repaired?

I'm interested to know how WinRAR and 7-zip repairs archives but unfortunately I couldn't find any description about this process.So I'm here to ask: How does WinRAR or 7-zip repairing process work? ...
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How to extract 15GB rar file containing mkv video files

I have a .rar file that contains 15 GB of mkv video files. I am using Windows 7 64 bit and all hard disk partitions are NTFS. There is 500 GB of hard disk space and 4 GB of RAM. I have tried ...
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How do you set a relative date in windows RAR command line?

Right now I'm using command-line RAR in windows to zip up old files. I'm using the -tb switch to tell rar to zip up all files before a certain date/time. But it has to be like this: -tb2015-01-01 ...
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How to obtain a password for RAR archive having some of the files inside? [duplicate]

I have an old password protected RAR file with a random generated password that I lost. I still have some of the files outside, but need the rest. Is there a way to obtain the password by comparing ...
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Can't get rid of corrupted Rar file in SD Card

So I have this 64G SanDisk Micro SD Card (Fat32), and there is a Rar file inside it among many other files which is 0 bytes in size and will not be deleted by any measures, I have tried almost ...
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Run rar for multiple drive query?

My drive C: has many bat files. So if I want to archive all bat files using rar I can write : rar a -r *.bat bats#.rar it is working fine and directory structure is kept. But I have 4 hard ...
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File names garbled in rar archive, possibly double utf8 encoded? Can't figure out how to reverse

I'm trying to restore the uploads folder of a wordpress installation. The folder went through some combination of ftp or sftp transfer and got compressed by rar. (I don't know the exact process, it ...
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How to unpack rar archive with p7zip under Centos 7

I'd like to make my 7z command to be able to extract RAR archives. I have installed p7zip and p7zip-plugins packages from EPEL repository. However, if I try to extract a rar file like this: 7z x ...
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RAR - add folders matching specified wildcards?

I'm using commands line's RAR 5.1 (exe) : I have this c:\r\ folder which has : C:\r\ │ MsgProtos.java │ k.txt │ ├───kjhasd │ CSharpOptions.cs │ DescriptorProtoFile.cs │ ...
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How is this RAR archive able to achieve such a good compression ratio?

The RAR archive found here (direct download) contains a single AVI video file which is 42MB in size. The RAR archive is only 500KB. How can the archive achieve such a high compression ratio?
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Is there an alternative to httpfs2 to mount web urls in Linux?

Currently I use httpfs2 to mount direct web urls in the filesystem. For example a rar archive which has to be decompressed, but I don't have enough space on my VPS to download AND then decompress the ...
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Open .rar file without extracting?

I want to view the files that are archived in .rar file without extracting with full path. This is to be done through command-line. The .rar file may contain various files, I want to extract only the ...
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Can I adding files and import comment to archive by a command line

I use below commend to add the file to the archiver and add data recovery recorder on linux os rar a -m0 -hp"$password" -v1073741824b -rr3 -ep1 test1.rar test If I want to add the comment from the ...
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Browsing Images in .rar files

I use Faststone Maxview to view password protected rar archives of images. When viewing an archive of more than 1000 images or so it behaves sluggishly. Is there a way to browse thousands of images in ...
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Merging many .rar files in one .rar file

I have about 200GB of rar part files (all .rar) that I would like to merge into 1 single .rar file. I'm trying to perform this in Windows. How would one go about merging many a rar file without ...
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WinRAR - Using rar.exe command line to extract all files in all archives in a folder then delete all the archives?

I want to use rar.exe via command line to extract all files in all archives in a folder then delete all the archives automatically if they extracted successfully? I tried -df and -dr to no avail. ...
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Linux remove password from rar files

I have some password protected .rar files. I have the password. I want to remove the password from my files. I mean I want .rar files with the same name without password. My Linux OS has unrar and ...
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What is the difference between rar and RAR5 compression?

What is the difference between rar and RAR5 compression ? Which is better for which purpose vs the compression time.
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Command line rar.exe and delete files from archive older than sytem date minus 14

I know there is a d command line switch but how do I add system date minus 14 for example? I would like to remove from the archive d:\Backup\Transactions all the files older than 14 days. So far I ...
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Rar.exe CLI - add files from directory without directory structure?

I need to grab every file in a folder and shove it into a RAR archive. This is my current method: "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\Rar.exe" a -r -md2m -s -m5 -ma4 -t ..\Releases\vCommands.rar bin\ ... ...
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rar.exe does not compress specified extension and subdirectories

I am developing a C# app which in some phase uses the rar.exe to compress some PDB files. I would like the rar.exe to compress only the PDB files which are located in some directory and in its ...
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Rar Password Unlocker crashing with rockyou

I am trying to use Rar Password Unlcoker with the Rockyou dictionary to unlock a file. Unlocker works with smaller dictionaries and brute force. As soon as I use the 140MB Rockyou list however I get ...
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Unrar local files to remote server

I have two Linux servers, one which has several RAR files and another empty one. I would like to extract the archives and move the content to Server 2. The problem is: I do not have enough storage to ...
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Add file to RAR without keeping folder structure [duplicate]

I'm running this command: rar u /var/www/html/Backups44.rar /var/www/html/linkreplacer/MD5Change I want to add the file "MD5Change" to the rar "Backups44" but whenever i run this it adds all the ...
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unrar all rar files in a directory with linux

I am trying to extract many rar files at once, but with no successful. I am trying in the order: >ls *.rar|xargs unrar x >ls *.rar|xargs unrar e >unrar e -r *.rar >for f in *.rar;do unrar ...
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Zip files and Volume Shadow Copy

I back a lot of data up using WinRAR and I create a .rar file from these backups. Since I back up about 20GB of data at a time this process takes some time. Sometimes I need to open a few of the ...
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Combining instructions to automatically RAR a folder in screen, process it, and then clean up?

I'm trying to create a single instruction I can execute in a Linux SSH session which will - Create a new screen session. Navigate to that screen session (if it doesn't automatically) Create ...
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How do I extract multiple files at once?

I have a number of rar files stored like so: /torrents/televisionshowS01E0$X/nameoftelevisionshow.rar where $X is a variable ={0,1,2,...,12} I would like to extract them using a single command to ...