How To Install Unrar on AlmaLinux 8

Install Unrar on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Unrar on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, RAR is the most popular tool for opening, extracting, uncompressing, or unraring an archive file. UNRAR does not come pre-installed natively on AlmaLinux and is not featured in its repositories.

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 of Unrar on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8, CentOS, and Rocky Linux 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Unrar on AlmaLinux 8

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

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Enable the RPM Fusion on AlmaLinux.

Run the following commands to install the RPM Fusion repository:

sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-8.noarch.rpm

Step 3. Installing Unrar on AlmaLinux 8.

By default, Unrar is available on the AlmaLinux 8 base repository. Now we run the following command to install Unrar to your system:

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install unrar

Verify the version Unrar installed:

unrar -version

Step 4. How to use Unrar to extract RAR files.

Once installation is complete, we can either use this archiving tool to compress files in RAR or decompress the already existing files:

# 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 Unrar. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Unrar on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Unrar website.

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