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

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OSX : Find all zip and rar in a selected folder then unzip and unrar

I am in the process of cleaning a huge library of mangas (mostly -but not only- image files ). Each manga has a main folder containing the different volumes, sometimes in .zip, sometimes in .rar. ...
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How to unrar a password procted rar file?

I have a rar file which is password protected. I forgot the password. Is there any way that will extract this file without giving password ?
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How do you extract a particular directory from a multi-part RAR using unrar CLI

I can't find any way to do this after searching for hours and trying various things. I'm using rarlab's free unrar CLI on OS X. I want to extract a single folder and its contents, preserving paths, ...
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How to allow user to input file names in bash script

I've got this script I called it "r1": for f in "$@" do fpath=`dirname "$f"` file=`basename "$f"` arc=$fpath"/"$file".rar" rar a -v1024000 -r -m0 -ep1 -o- "$arc" "$f" done It works well but I am ...
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Extracting one file from archive: 7-zip requires decompressing entire archive?

I've noticed that when browsing an archive containing multiple files with 7-zip 9.20 Windows GUI, extracting one file for previewing takes significantly longer with .7z than .rar archives. With .7zips ...
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Bash Script for Rar command

I need a script to rar my files usage will be like this r1 archivename fileordirtocompress with following attributes rar a -m0 -v1024000 -r How whould this bash script look like? #!/bin/bash ...
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How to create a locked (read-only) 7zip archive?

You can create a "locked" RAR archive using WinRar such that the files can't be modified or deleted, and they become readonly without using a password. Is it also possible with 7z format? It is ...
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finding a corrupted part from the parts of a split archive

I have 7 files with extensions like xyz.rar.001 - xyz.rar.007 clearly they are parts of a single file. I have all the 7 parts. I join them using a file joiner into a single file xyz.rar and try to ...
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Does archive size of tar, zip and rar effect the time it takes to delete a file from it?

Does it take a longer time to delete files from a large tar zip and rar archive than a smaller one? I would think that for a file to be deleted from an archive, all the data that exists after the ...
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How to find the Password of RAR Archived Files?

Is it possible to find password of files inside RAR archive, that I have uncompressed files outside that archive and the files are exactly the same as in the archive? Summary: How to find the Password ...
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How can I get RAR to create a segmented archive (volumes) when compressing from stdin?

I have this ZFS box where I'm creating incremental snapshots, then piping them into RAR (4.2) for compression and encryption, and finally backing those files up remotely. Thing is, RAR seems to ...
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Winrar -ilog switch doesn't trigger

I am trying to run a batch file to rar everything in a folder at password them, also I want a log to see something gone wrong. the comamnd line is as follow rar a -r0 -p%var% -ilog.\error.txt ...
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How do I use rar to encrypt files including the file list in the command line?

I know I can do the following below to encrypt the files, but for the life of me I can't figure or find out how to encrypted the file list too. rar a -p rarfile.rar myfiles
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How to extract rar file without “Extracting ~” message

When I use zip command in shell script, I set on -q (--quiet) option. Is there the option for rar command? I don't want to show "Extracting ~" message and rar version infomartion in console. I ...
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Is there a limit in rar password size?

I am using a program because of a rar password that i've forgot and it's keeping passwords tries because of length. Is that a limitation because it's shareware or is there really a limit in the max ...
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How to extract video from only one part of a multi rar package without downloading the rest

I want to see only one video from a package of 10. All of these are in a multi part rar package. Does it mean that I need to download all 10 for the extraction to work properly or is there a way ...
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Rar part files with different folder structures

I have a rar archive that is split into 5 parts. The folder structure within the archive is "Folder/File". In one archive the folder structure is "File". The folder is absent in the archive. Is it ...
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Is it possible to create a RAR from specific selected files inside another RAR?

So I have one RAR and I want to create another RAR from only the (let's say 10K) files inside that compressed archive without uncompressing it. Hope this makes sense and thank you all in advance!
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Extracting the raw data of a multi-part zip file as-is (without all the parts)

I have a 12 multi-part compressed archive of 5 files. Meaning originally there were 5 files, they were put into an archive of 12 parts. Of the 5 files, 3 are binary, 2 are text. Is it possible to ...
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rar extraction failing

When I try to extract a file using rar it is outputting failed on random files. My command: unrar x arma.rar What is causing this problem? OS is Ubuntu 12.04 Edit - it is also happening on ...
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Rar only certain extensions?

I'm using RAR at cmd How can I rar only *.cs && *.ashx ? I tries with the @listfiles.lst file which contains the extensions but it doesn't work. ( it adds all files !) any help ? the ...
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What is the difference between .rar and .zip? [duplicate]

To me it seems that these two file types works exact the same way. Why would people use .rar files (especially for illegal downloads) when .zip is so much more easier to handle? You don't need ...
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How to Crack A RAR Password without any tool [closed]

I have a .rar file with unknown password.. Please specify the process to unlock it without any tool if there is any.
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Rename filenames inside a RAR before extraction?

I have several files inside a RAR that have the same filename. So Im thinking I should either: Rename them inside the RAR before I extract them OR Extract each file into a separate folder (so they ...
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Hidden or empty content into a rar file?

I have a password rar file that is 73.2MB size, but when I enter the password and open it, the rar file is empty, no content. How is it possible? What can I do to see the content?
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Problems with RAR -as switch

I'm having difficulty using the -as switch with rar.exe on windows. When I try to use it while updating an existing archive, or even a completely new one, it attempts to add a couple of records and ...
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Unrar creating files with backslashes in names instead of proper directory hierarchy

I'm working on moving the content of a website, which was provided to me in a RAR archive, to a new server. I'm not exactly sure which flavor of Linux it is; uname -a tells me: Linux bolt.sonic.net ...
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How do I answer same password prompt multiple times when using unrar on a multi-file archive?

In particular when unrar has to rebuild the missing parts with rev files. I have a "multiple files rar-archive" that is password protected. A couple .rar files that compose the archive are missing ...
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RAR is 3x larger than its content

I've downloaded a couple of RAR files and noticed something very strange: File1.rar: 1.94GB Video1.TS: 1.92GB Readme.rtf: 1KB   File2.rar: 1.94GB Video2.MP4: 627MB Readme.rtf: 1KB ...
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How can I create RAR archives using Windows RT?

How can I create RAR archives on a Microsoft Surface RT tablet that has Windows RT? I can only create ZIP archives currently.
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Find out who compressed the files

I received a message that contains a compressed RAR file. How can find out who compressed the files and created RAR file? (the user account or computer name)
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Auto unrar script tomatousb for transmission web client

I am running the tomatoUSB custom firmware with the latest shibby mod on my Asus RT-n66u router. I have configured the transmission web interface that was preloaded and its up and running. Now I am ...
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How is it possible that WinRAR can repair any volume with one .rev file?

I just learned about .rev files with WinRAR -- where if you have a 10-part RAR volume, for example, plus one .rev (recovery) volume -- the .rev volume will be able to "fix" any one corrupted .rar ...
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How to extract video from corrupt rar file and make it playable

I have a big file compressed in splited rar archives. There are 68 archives, named .rar, .r01, .r02, ... And the problem is that .r36 is corrupted Unespected end of archive. I've looked around and I ...
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Why don't mp3 files use better compression techniques? [closed]

For instance, an mp3 can be losslessly compressed with 7zip to about 25% of its original size. I compressed an album and the whole thing is a 1/4 of the size. Each song is about a 1/4 of the size (a ...
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Would knowing the file names of password protected ZIP/RAR assist in cracking?

So I have a couple of password protected rars and zips (don't worry, this is for educational reasons only). I know the exact names of the files in those rars and zips. Dictionary attacking the files ...
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Any windows program to view zip content on mouse hover?

Is there any windows programs which would show me the file and folder names of zip and rar archives when I place my cursor over the file? I always have to open them to decide if I should extract them ...
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Set default options for WinRar

Is there some method for setting the default extraction properties for WinRar? I want to make it so that I can open a rar file, press Alt-W and have it decompress to a default location and have it ...
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WinRAR cannot find network path

I'm trying to write a simple backup script using rar.exe, the command line binary shipped with WinRAR. I want to fetch an entire folder from a network location and add it to a rar-file on my desktop ...
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Recursive Unrar with Deletion as it progresses

Basically, i have a set of directories that are constantly being filled with .rar's, and i need to be able to extract them in place with automatic deletion of the left over .(rar|rXX) files. How would ...
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Verifying file integrity on NTFS under linux

I have an NTFS volume that I share between a linux machine and a windows machine. Recently I have had a couple of strange problems where files have become corrupted. This has affected some media ...
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Recursive unrar of several folders

I have several RAR archives spread around multiple directories but all under a particular root folder on my Debian based NAS. Could someone help me write a simple script that would recursively go into ...
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is it possible for two files in a rar to have different passwords?

I have a password-protected rar file with a few text files in it that are not hidden (you can enter the rar file and see its content), i know the password, I edited one text file and it asked me to ...
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are archive files still encrypted after deletion?

I'm just curious. It seems that they should be but I googled the question and didn't get a straight answer. If you delete a file it only gets marked as free space on the hard drive and is easily ...
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Carve data in RAR archive that was incompletely downloaded

Is it possible to perform data carving the data (contents) of a .RAR archive, in its compressed form? I cannot uncompress/extract the .rar file because I could not completely download it. I downloaded ...
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Merging extracted files Into a working program

I downloaded 33 files (.rar) using uTorrent and extracted all of them using WinRAR. All are in one folder, appropriately named. However, I have no idea how to merge them all into the one working ...
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How to add files to the root of a RAR archive in Linux

I have an Ubuntu Server and use rar with the exec() function. When I want to create a RAR archive from my files, this program uses their path in my RAR archive. For example, if my file is in ...
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How do I rar a file into several parts in Linux?

I want to make a rar file(not tar or gzip) with several parts in linux shell, how can do that please? for example my file is : m.avi - 500mb I want this : m.part1.rar 250mb m.part2.rar 250mb
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Modern command line file compression utilities

I am frequently moving large files around from server to server. UNIXes comes with standard gzip and bzip2 compressors. However, what open options there exist beyond these, especially ones utilizing ...
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Is there better compression than RAR? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compressing with RAR vs ZIP As many will know, the RAR format produces consistently better results than ZIP. I've used RAR happily for many years and it's really ...