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

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Why is there no unrar program to unpack a stream, when a video packed with rar can be unpacked with VLC?

I can unpack a rar stream with VLC, and writing its content to STDOUT. cvlc "https://example.com/rared-video.rar" --sout="file/mkv://-" vlc://quit|pv > /dev/null Unfortunately ...
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Is it possible to unzip/zip a file based on a specific condition

Just wanted to know out of curiosity,is it possible to unzip/unrar(decompress) or zip/rar(compress) a file based on a certain condition. For example,let's say you have a folder of 10 images,and I ...
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How to clean unRAR bug where it crashes my computer by fulling up the disk with data?

It is a kind of Zip bomb, which exploded in an anonymous directory. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and, at GUI, I click to extract a ~/Downloads/file.rar. It’s is a small 3 Mb file with TXT content, but the ...
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how to extract one or more archives recursively with one/multiple parts (rar or 7z) and deleting the archives after extraction?

I would be really, extremly happy if someone could help me with this problem. I want to be able to extract one or more files with only one or more parts and then deleting the archive(s). It doesn't ...
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Compress a folder with internal complex folders tree and UTF-8 mixed languages files and formats for archive

I have a cloud folder on my hard-drive which I want to archive, in-order to do so I would like to compress it using best of choice compressor for that task : Complex sub-tree of internal folders with ...
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How to unrar every file in a directory to its correspondent folder?

I have a directory full of *.rar files and I want each of them to be extracted to a folder with the same name as its .rar correspondent, but i do not want to use for loops. How can i do that ? I'm on ...
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7-ZIP, Show extracted files when complete (Like Windows)

1- Is it possible to show/open the extracted files when extraction completed using 7-ZIP in the context menu and inside the app in Windows GUI? Like the Windows default Zip extractor. There are some ...
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Udemy.z01 is not RAR archive

$ unrar e Udemy.z01 UNRAR 6.02 freeware Copyright (c) 1993-2021 Alexander Roshal Udemy.z01 is not RAR archive No files to extract
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How to extract a multi-part rar file on the shell on Ubuntu?

I have a very long list of multi-splitted archives like force.part01.rar force.part02.rar .... energy.part01.rar energy.part02.rar .. dynamic.part1.rar dynamic.part2.rar dynamic.part3.rar .... and ...
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Extract files with special characters in filenames from a rar archive using the shell

We are receiving a .rar archive containing many files with special characters é&€ .... We need to extract it on a remote server using the shell. If I use unrar x archive/name where/to/extract/, ...
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Windows defender won't finish scanning archives

I recently run into an issue where Windows Defender wouldn't finish a full scan (it would scan files infinitely, reporting unrealistic number of files scanned). Now I think it's due to my RAR archives ...
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RAR command with no compression

I want to use rar to create rar parts. But I don't see a flag that has no compression like zip does. Is there any other ways to create rar parts with no compression? On arch linux.
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Bash script fails on RAR command

The script changes into the correct directory, but the rar commands shown below always yields No files to extract error. However, when I use the oneliner below for the rar command in the shell (and ...
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Is it possible to download files and unzip in the cloud?

I have a doubt... I have links to some files (.rar and .zip format) uploaded to Mediafire (I also have others stored in different services) for their respective download. As additional information, ...
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Excess data on corrupted rar file

Using PhotoRec, a recovery tool, on a damaged data hard drive, I rescued a 30GB .rar file. When I unrar it, the output is a ~6MB folder. (EDIT: the unzipped 6MB folder is the correct, complete set of ...
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Avira : Realtime protection settings - archive extension

These are two images from avira real-protection settings. 1st question) In this setting, does avira scan zip/rar or not scan zip/rar ? 2nd question) What if I remove .zip and .rar in File extension ...
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Find out which version of which specific program created a (partial) ZIP archive

Is it possible to determine which specific version of which specific program created a given ZIP archive, based on its metadata? And also, is the outcome of a ZIP / RAR compression affected by the ...
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RAR command-line: how to include a directory (recursively) but with another name in the archive?

I have read RAR a folder without persisting the full path which helps about the RAR -ep1 switch but I still have the following problem: I want to add the directory D:\Temp\FolderA and its ...
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Change rar icon [closed]

How Can I Change a Specific RAR File? not all of them? for example I have Fonts RAR and this is icon for change this RAR file
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prevent removing archives from SourceFolder when extract files

I use this script to extract .rar files @echo off set "SourceFolder=C:\temp" set "TargetFolder=C:\temp2" if not exist "%TargetFolder%" md "%TargetFolder%" &...
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Encrypt filenames in WinRar SFX

I would like to encrypt the Filenames Codes in WinRAR SFX. Question: Is it possible to encrypt the above mentioned, but letting the user to run / extract without a password?
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Which file properties do RAR store?

Which file properties do RAR store? Do they store the "Date Created" and if so, how can I extract the files while preserving it? If not, are there other file formats that can do so?
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7Zip CLI multipart extraction issue. Proceeding part overwrites existing

I am looking for a way to use 7zip to decompress multipart achives via CLI. So far I have the below which extracts as expected but instead of joining the parts, overwrites the existing contents with ...
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Convert RAR to 7zip

To convert a RAR to 7zip archive the typical approach is to unpack the RAR archive and the repackage as 7zip. Without unpacking and repacking is there a way to convert a RAR archive to 7zip format?
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Resilience of WinRar format for storage

I have a folder with plenty of files (~10k small files), in total ~50MB in size. It's some "old stuff" I actually dont need anymore but still wanna keep. As I'm syncing a parent folder of this folder ...
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Rar compression of mp3 and wmv

When I am browsing HSK test files (level 6) here (http://www.chinesetest.cn/godownload.do), I found that the decompressed mp3 and wmv is actually larger than the rar file. I'm very surprised since rar ...
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Extract multipart rar with password, deleting parts as they are extracted

how can I use this on rar with password? I know the password is https://superuser.com/a/1031807/1136215
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Extract hash values (CRC) and path names from an archive

I have successfully extracted data from a large .rar archive (1.9TB) using 7-zip and now I want to delete the archive. However, before I do so, I would like to save path names and, most importantly, ...
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How do I compress many files into independently working WinRAR files?

I want to upload a vast amount of small files to a website. To make that process faster, I compressed them to a .rar file. The problem: Such a large file can't be uploaded to that website. That's why ...
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Compress multiple folders with Winrar command line and batch

I want to compress all the folders that contain the word (Album), these folders have the following structure Michael Jackson\Invincible (Album) Michael Jackson\Thriller (Album) Luciano Pavarotti\'O ...
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How to RAR files in alphabetical order

I am trying to create a multipart RAR archive on Ubuntu. The folder structure resembles: folder_root subfolder file01.bin file02.bin ... file100.bin The command I am using is rar a -v5G archive.rar ...
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Unusual behaviour with a passworded rar being invalid password in winrar but falsely accepted in 7zip

I found an old .rar file on my computer but I couldn't remember the password exactly. I had a rough idea of what it was, so I wrote a program using 7ziplib in c# to brute force a bunch of permutations....
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Is there a way to extract a multi-part rar one at a time?

This isn't about getting a single file from a multi-part rar archive as I can understand how easily that question could be misread. I'll try to explain my use case. I have 2.6tb of compressed data (...
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Is he wrong? rar.exe examples for full, differential & incremental backups use the option -ac twice

while playing with winrar incremental backups, I found this page: https://x443.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/winrar-incremental-differential-backup/ I was looking at how the options make rar tick when it ...
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how to send the decompressed output of archives to standard output?

When you decompress a gzip archive with gunzip without any arguments, the archive disappears, and you're left with the decompressed file in its place. However, if you use the -c option, the archive ...
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rar command works from the command prompt but not from a batch file - no strange characters involved except for - and spaces (yes I use quotes)

This is confusing me big time... Even when I copy-paste below command from the command prompt to Notepad or Notepad++ (with simple character encoding) and use it as a bat file, I get this error: Kan ...
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When a batch-program will go to next line?

I have a batch file for /f "tokens=2 delims==" %%a in ('wmic OS Get localdatetime /value') do set "dt=%%a" set "YY=%dt:~2,2%" & set "YYYY=%dt:~0,4%" & set "MM=%dt:~4,2%" & set "DD=%dt:~6,...
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Is it possible to make equally sized multipart rar archives from a big file?

Size of multipart archives is maximized at 200 MB. I would like to determine the part size (<200 MB), to achieve equally sized multipart archives.
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How do I change my folder structure using Rar.exe

I am building a rar command in code. I get a share and folder in a database call (\\BUServer1\Share01$\IHDEV01) and then I get a list of subfolders and extensions that I want to archive (FLATFILES*....
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Why is WinRAR 5 not giving me an option to use RAR5 format and only RAR4?

I just realized something. I recently purchased the WinRAR v.5.60 archive software: But when I right-click some file that I want to RAR and then click Add to archive, the popup window offers me only ...
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How to view a .rar file content remotely in a shared cPanel server (hostgator)?

I've tried using unrar via SSH but this command is not installed on my shared hostgator account. Is there any application that does this in this kind of environment? How to view a .rar file content ...
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Error on unrar in macOS

While running unrar x <filename> this error shows up, ERROR: Unknown option: <filename> Any solution(s)?
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need <unrar/dll.hpp> to pip install unrardll on Ubuntu

After upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04, Calibre gives this error when opening a .cbr file: calibre, version 3.21.0 ... File "/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/utils/unrar.py", line 53, in extract from ...
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Are there any performance issues when extracting ZIP/RAR archives from and to the same shared network folder?

Short: Say for example I have a huge RAR file located in a shared folder on the network. If i right-click -> extract that rar file (on same shared folder) will that be terribly slower compared to ...
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Override/ignore "unexpected end of archive" error on password-protected .rar archive

I have a .rar file that is locked with a password (that I know). I want to decrypt the .rar file, but when I try to do so, I get the following message: $ unrar x myrar.rar UNRAR 5.60 beta 3 ...
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Why can't I open a specific rar file in a specific computer, but it opens on other computer?

It's pretty much the topic. I have a 8 GB rar file that opens in my windows 8.1 pc, but it doesn't open in my old laptop with windows 7. I tried 7zip and i have the same result. It always says it's ...
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Do a compression dry run (i.e., no file output)

Is there any way to do a dry run compression to RAR or 7-Zip format? (Command line is fine.) What I'd like to get is an accurate compressed size estimate. I tried to find an option for it in WinRAR ...
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How to find a file with the "/" in the filename?

I've created a RAR, but by a mistake its filename consisted of "/". The command looks like this: rar m -m0 Promo-CD-R/ Promo-CD-R/ The RAR archiver output first line was: Creating archive Promo-CD-...
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Batch decompress encrypted rar files with unar

I'm on macOS and I downloaded unar to decompress encrypted rar files. It works fine for individual files but I can't get it to work with a wildcard for multiple files. I have a list of rar files ...
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winrar 5.40 x86 acting oddly by showing multiple copies of same file

this is a weird, odd problem I'm facing using winrar 5.40 x86 (on Windows 7 x64). when opening any zip files or tar or tar.gz files inside show multiple copies with upto 8 copies of each single file, ...
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