How To Install Rar/Unrar on CentOS

Install Rar/Unrar on CentOS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of rar/unrar on your CentOS system. For those of you who didn’t know, RAR is the most popular tool for creating and extracting compressed archive (.rar) files, but unfortunately, rar tool doesn’t pre-installed under Linux systems, we need to install it using third-party tools to open, extract, uncompress or unrar archive files.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation unrar and rar command-line tools using RPMforge repository CentOS with yum.

Install Rar/Unrar on CentOS

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo yum clean all
sudo yum update

Step 2. Check CentOS version.

To install, you must add the rar/unrar yum repository information corresponding to your CentOS/RHEL version to yum:

  • CentOS 7 64 Bit
## RHEL/CentOS 7 64-Bit ##
wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/e/epel-release-7-6.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh epel-release-7-6.noarch.rpm
  • CentOS 6 64 Bit
## RHEL/CentOS 6 64-Bit ##
wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
  • CentOS 6 32 Bit
## RHEL/CentOS 6 32-Bit ##
wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
  • CentOS 5 64 Bit
## RHEL/CentOS 5 64-Bit ##
wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
  • CentOS 5 32 Bit
## RHEL/CentOS 5 32-Bit ##
wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

Step 3. Install Rar/Unrar on the CentOS system.

Type the following command to install Rar/Unrar:

yum install rar unrar

Install Rar/Unrar on CentOS

Commands for Rar/Unrar archive

Following are some useful and helpful rar/unrar archive commands

# unrar x (file_name).rar           extract with full path
# unrar e -kb (file_name).rar       (Keep broken)
# unrar l (file_name).rar           list files inside
# unrar e (file_name).rar           dump files excluding folders
# rar a (file_name).rar (file_name) create a archive Rar file
# rar r (file_name).rar             recover or fix a archive file or files
# rar a -p (file_name).rar          create a archive Rar file with password

Congratulations! You have successfully installed rar/unrar. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing rar/unrar in the CentOS system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official rar web site.

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