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How To Install Unrar on Fedora 36

Install Unrar on Fedora 36

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Unrar on Fedora 36. For those of you who didn’t know, The GNU unrar is a freeware used to extract compressed files in RAR format. In addition, it offers several features for manipulating archives, such as the ability to list the contents of an archive or extract only specific 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 the step-by-step installation of the Unrar decompress on a Fedora 36.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 36.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • Basic knowledge of using the terminal.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 Fedora 36

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core

Step 2. Installing Unrar on Fedora 36.

By default, the Unrar package comes in the default repository of Fedora 36. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of Unrar to your Fedora system:

sudo dnf install unrar

In case you encounter any issues during the installation process, ensure your internet connection is stable and that you have the necessary permissions to install packages on your system.

Verify the installation using the following command:

unrar -version

If the installation was successful, you should see the version information displayed.

Step 3. How To Use Unrar to Extract File.

Once Unrar is installed on your Fedora system, perhaps you want to get a summary of all the possible commands that you can use:

# 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

Step 4. Troubleshooting Tips.

In case you encounter any issues during the installation or usage of Unrar, consider the following troubleshooting tips:

  • Ensure your internet connection is stable and that you have the necessary permissions to install packages on your system.
  • Check for any conflicts with other installed packages.
  • If you’re unable to extract files from a RAR archive, ensure the archive is not corrupted and that you have the necessary permissions to access its contents.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Unrar. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Unrar decompress on your Fedora 36 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Unrar website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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