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decompress multiple rar files

Posted: 2005/12/16 20:10:32
by lnthai2002
I download some movies from the internet in the form of a bunch of rar files(movie.r01,movie.r02.. or movie.part01.rar...). In Windows, i can use winrar on one file and the other rar files are automatically decompressed and merged into one avi file. However, i dont know how to deal with multiple rar files on linux with tar. So if anyone know how to decompress multiple rar files on linux, please help!

decompress multiple rar files

Posted: 2005/12/17 07:44:24
by dtfinch
I installed a package called unrar for doing this. It's a command line utility. I think I got it from Dag's repository.

Re: decompress multiple rar files

Posted: 2010/03/10 18:05:20
by rockworldmi
use "Xarchiver" or "p7z" from 7z and u can also use winrar with wine ....

Re: decompress multiple rar files

Posted: 2010/05/10 04:40:40
by vanessagarcia1
I recently downloaded 24 files that have been split into multiple rar files. Each of the 24 files began with x.rar and ended at x.r24 with x being a number between 1 and 24. I did not want to right-click all 24 files one by one and select Extract Here from the menu because this meant a lot of work.I also find for same and I will try above option hope it helps me to solve out my problem .

Re: decompress multiple rar files

Posted: 2010/05/10 12:51:59
by scottro
As was said, it's the unrar package that you want. The command would be unrar e /whatever01.rar

That should extract the whole set. (That's assuming that 01.rar is the first--if it's 00.rar as the lowest number, use that.)

Sometimes, there will be the 01, 02 and so on, but also another file without a number, such as whatever.rar. If that's the case, use that as the target,

unrar e /whatever.rar


Note that you do not put a dash in front of the e. (I think in later versions, this might have changed, but in CentOS, it's still the case.) unrar e was not a typo--don't use unrar -e, or you'll get a message about unknown option or the like.