How-to Extract RAR Files on CentOS Linux

March 22nd, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Installing Unrar on CentOS




Hello CentOS User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install Unrar and Enable it on Archive Manager for CentOS 32/64bit GNU+Linux.

RAR is a win.rar proprietary archive file format that supports data compression, error recovery and file spanning.

Once the unrar Tool is Installed it will be Enabled also in the Files Extraction’s GUI Archive Manager.

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Installing Unrar & Extracting RAR Files on CentOS




  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Unrar CentOS - Open Terminal
  2. Installing RPM Fusion Repos on Red-Hat Based:

    Enabling RPM Fusion Repos
  3. Installing UnRar for CentOS

    sudo yum install unrar
  4. RAR Files Extraction
    From Command Line:

    unrar [/path/2/MyFile].rar

    And You’ll be able also to Extract the RAR & Jar Files with a simple Double-Click on Desktop.
    RAR File Exctraction on CentOS Linux - Rar Extraction

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