How to Extract RAR Files on Xubuntu

Are you looking for unzip RAR on Xubuntu?

The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Unzip Rar File in Xubuntu GNU+Linux Desktop.

RAR stands for Roshal Archive and is a proprietary format with lossless compression. For Windows, you can find WinRAR, among others, which can compress and decompress parquets of this type. Although RAR is slower than ZIP, it provides better data redundancy and compression.

As soon as the unrar Tool is installed, it will be enabled also in the GUI Archive Manager for Files Extraction.

Installing Unrar & Extracting RAR Files on Xubuntu

1. Open a Terminal

Open a Terminal Shell using Ctrl+Alt+t on Xubuntu.

First, Update the Apt Repo Sources with:

       sudo apt update
2. Installing UnRar for Xubuntu

       sudo apt install unrar

3. RAR Files Extraction from command line

unrar e /[path/2/MyFile].rar
4. RAR Files Extraction

And You’ll be able also to Extract the RAR & Jar Files with a simple Double-Click on Desktop.

 Extract RAR files either graphically or via command line

For more information about how unrar is used and how to use RAR files with it, you may wish to type in “unrar” (without the inverted commas).

The most common use would be to extract a RAR file. Then, you can extract the file by right-clicking on it or by using the following command from the terminal:

unrar x FileName.rar

Wrapping Up

Now that you know how to work with RAR files on XUbuntu, will you prefer it over 7-zip, Zip, or Tar.xz?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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