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

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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 /home/...
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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 occurred ...
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extracting file with too long of a name

I have a rar archive that I downloaded, except some of the filenames are too long to be created by ubuntu. How can I extract all of the files? The default archive manager on ubuntu goes through most ...
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using John the Ripper to recover RAR password

Testing John the Ripper in Mac OS X as a RAR password recovery solution, but xargs gives me an error: john --incremental:all --stdout | xargs -I jtr unrar e -pjtr -inul test2.rar | grep 100% xargs: ...
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CRC Keeps Changing

I have a multi-file RAR archive with an SFV file which I have checked several times using a couple of different programs (QuickSFV and SFV Checker) and both keep changing their report each time I run ...
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Tool to mount a zip/rar/* archive as a Win drive and be able to read/write as a normal device?

I'm looking for some tool that, given a zip/rar/tar/* archive file, mounts it as a new Windows drive. Some tools are WinMount or WinArchive, but I need one that allows me to write/create/delete files ...
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Extracting .rar files in Windows with current datetime

One thing I like about Windows zip files is that the extracted files automatically have the current time (as opposed to the original time). I have yet to find a way to apply the same for extracted ...
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Find RARs with duplicate content

I need a utility to find RAR files that contain duplicate data (i.e. files within the RAR that hash the same, but could have different names). I can open the RARs and see the CRCs are the same, but I ...
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In multipart rar, is there any way to determine the order of files except by filename?

Suppose I had a RAR archive split in several smaller files and the names of the resulting files have later on been changed. Is there any way to determine the correct order of files?
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How do I check many RAR files for corruption at once?

I have more than 20 gigabytes of RAR files, of which some have been damaged. Can anyone tell me how to find out which RAR files are corrupt without trying to extract each archive?
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Create rar without directory structure from command line

I've got a folder full of folders, and some of those folders may or may not have folders in them. It looks something like this: ~/stuff/01.d/01/files ~/stuff/02.d/files ~/stuff/03.d/files ~/stuff/04....
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What UnRar utilities are available for Mac OS X?

I have been using UnRarX ( http://www.unrarx.com/ ) and it's free and works well, but often times I will download a rar file in the browser and click on it in the recent downloads lists which will ...
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How to add archive comment from a file or string?

I am writing a BASH script. I am using RAR 3.93 on Ubuntu 10.08. I want to add a comment to an archive example.rar. The comment is "This is a comment". rar c example.rar Processing archive rarcomment....
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In Linux, how to unzip RAR archive containing files with Chinese file names?

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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Linux Extracting a rar format file

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 ...
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How can I extract data from non-corrupted .rar parts?

I have 15 RAR files with names like part 1, part 2 etc. Usually when I extract them, it combines them all into one folder. Now the the problem is: The first part is damaged and it is not extracting ...
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Can I remove a RAR file's (known) password without recompressing the archive?

Long title. Anyway, I haven't been able to find an answer to this question. I know the password to the RAR file, I locked it myself, but now all I want to do is remove the password because it's too ...
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Will Windows viruses infect RAR or ZIP files?

I heard from some techie person that .rar and .zip files never get infected by viruses. Is this true? If yes, then why such behavior?
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How do I find out which RAR file is corrupt?

I have a RAR I downloaded made up of multiple files. When trying to extract it, it tells me the data is incomplete, something bad with one of the files. Considering I had to download multiple large ...
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Does the RAR compression algorithm compress better than the ZIP compression algorithm?

I took 3 test files and ZIPped them. With the 3 test files again I RARred them. Each .RAR archive is smaller than the corresponding .ZIP archive. Does the RAR compression algorithm give a better ...
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How can we fix an extracted WinRar sequence that is in “wrong format” or “corrupted”?

I have downloaded a sequence of RAR files from part01.rar to part30.rar. After extracting them ("select all" → "right click" → WinRar's Extract Here), I had an ISO file as output. However, ...
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How can I add a directory in an SFX Archive file through the command line?

I want to create a folder in a RAR file and then add a file inside that folder. What commands should be issued to create a structure as follows? File.exe(SFX Archive) > Folder > File.txt I am ...
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How to extract corrupted RAR files

I try to extract a file from set of .RAR parts. I always get the following error: Corrupted so I tried many programs to extract the corrupted RAR files. I have 10 parts, each one 400MB big. The ...
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Archive format & tool for large amounts of data (50gb+)

I only realised this afternoon that the ZIP format has a limit of what appears to be around 20gb. I am trying to automate an archive process (using Automate) to zip/rar/whatever a collection of ...
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RAR Usage in Linux Command Line

I'm using RAR 3.80 (command-line) on CentOS 5.5. I have a .rar file called example.rar; if I use the following command then I can clearly see that it displays an archive comment and a list of ...
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Unraring partial files

I have several directories within a rar file. I am looking to only extract a certain directory out of the rar with cli. ex: in a rar /tmp /home /etc I only want to extract the /home directory
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rar & zip password recovery [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ZIP password recovery I have rar & zip files that I made a year ago and I don't remember the password. Is there a way to recover it?
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How do I extract a RAR archive in Linux

How can we extract a .rar archive in Linux?
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How to override existing .rar archive?

How to add file.txt to existing archive arch.rar, but in a way that arch.rar will contain only file.txt ? I use command like below, but arch.rar is updated and contains old files too. I don't see ...
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Extract files in rar archive without having some previous files

I have a big rar archive which is split into 700mb parts. I only have part 5 and 6 and there is a 40mb file in there that I wanna extract using Winrar. I know the whole file is stored in part 5 ...
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How I can hide the folder structure from a password protected RAR file?

I want to save my files in a DVD or in several... I want to do it with this feature: I want to protect and hide my files through a password. Normaly I used to compress my files and put it a password ...
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How to correctly extract the files from rar archive that contains non-ASCII characters as folder name or filename on linux

I used rar to list/extract the archive, but the non-ASCII characters became unreadable words. The 7z could list the folder name/filename with readable characters, however 7z said the unsupported ...
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How can I extract multipart RAR files using the command line unrar.exe?

Is there a way to extract all RAR files using unrar.exe via the command line without passing it each part? I have lots of multipart RAR files in mixed formats: .part1.rar, .part2.rar or .rar, .r00, ....
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rename/delete a folder from multipart rar file

I've a question: (I sent it in past) I have multipart rar file. Their contents are: file.part01.rar: myfolder (is a folder) data.cab --> file.part02.rar: myfolder (is a folder) ...
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rename files in rar file without extract it

I want to rename or delete files or folders in a .rar file? How can I do this?
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Why does “unrar” extract everything fine, except for *.html files?

When I try to extract different archives, files with the extension *.html never unpacked. Files with other extensions of the same archives successfully decompressed. Why is this happening? I have ...
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Open .rar files on Slackware

How can I open .rar files in Slackware?
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Multi part rar archive error checking

So I have a rar split up into multiple pieces and one of them is bad. I can redownload the parts and suspect an error in transmission of the files to be the source of error. Is there any way I can ...
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Enable unrar to read foo.partn.rar AND foo.partn.rar.part

I'm using the standard UNRAR 3.90 beta 2 freeware from ubuntu lucid 10.04. When downloading (using jdownloader or firefox) the chunks that make up a rar archive, the files sometimes have an ...
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How to split zip-file (or rar-file) in many files

I have a huge file I need to send over the Internet and I want to use SkyDrive but it has a 50MB limit per file. How can I zip and split my file in many small (50MB) ones?
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how to edit a file in a zipped / rar'd archive

I have a large archive with files that I need to edit, but I don't want to extract / zip every time, is there a way to edit the files directly while in the archive? I opened them and when I save it ...
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How to create multipart rar file in Linux?

How can I create multipart rar file in Linux using the official console rar client? RAR 3.90 Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Alexander Roshal 16 Aug 2009 Shareware version Type RAR -? for help ...
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Why some torrent files are split into many small rar files?

Why some torrent files are split into many small rar files? Does this improve the download speed? Or is it better for the trackers? What's the rationale behind this?
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rar command line for creating .zip files

Is there a way to use the rar command line to create .zip files?
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Creating/extracting RAR files on Mac OS X

I would like to be able to create RAR files easily on Snow Leopard with some sort of GUI utility. I know that RARlabs maintains a Mac version of the RAR command line utility, but I don't want to have ...
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Linux slows to a crawl when unarchiving a big file

I started unarchiving a RAR file that this several gigabytes big. The computer is now going really slow, it's almost frozen. Sometimes I can move the mouse a little, but that's it. The unarchiving ...