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using unrar in fedora

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to use unrar in Fedora (core 4) simply do as follows

 

yum install unrar

 

once it is installed you can unrar your files.rar easily

 

unrar e files.rar

 

e Extract files to current directory

 

or for all subdirs in files in a rar try

 

unrar x files.rar

 

x Extract files with full path

 

 

cheers

anyweb

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Thanks for this :- I tried downloading unrar from the rarlabs website and found that when i tried to run either makefile or unrar i got told command not found, even though I was in the correct directory using Konsole and root. As soon as I followed your guide using yum to install I had no more problems, on Fedora core 19 Schroedingers cat. I still do not understand why the command was not found even though I was in the correct directory. Does the makefile command have to be installed before the system "finds" it? And what command would install it if so?

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If you downloaded the source code and tried to  configure make make install and got the error that command is not found you probably haven't not install the development tools . You can install them by using the following command:

yum group install "Development Tools"

But installing rar from the repos is better practice since you don't have to manually rebuild the package again each time a new version is out. When the repo has an update version you can just use

yum update rar

or during a full system update

yum update

Don't forget to do it as root.

 

Thanks for this :- I tried downloading unrar from the rarlabs website and found that when i tried to run either makefile or unrar i got told command not found, even though I was in the correct directory using Konsole and root. As soon as I followed your guide using yum to install I had no more problems, on Fedora core 19 Schroedingers cat. I still do not understand why the command was not found even though I was in the correct directory. Does the makefile command have to be installed before the system "finds" it? And what command would install it if so?

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