How To Install Rar/Unrar on CentOS

r00t May 4, 2014

Install Rar/Unrar on CentOS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of rar/unrar on your CentOS server. For those of you who didn’t know, RAR is 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 a 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. To install, first you must add the rar/unrar yum repository information corresponding to your CentOS/RHEL version to yum:

  • CentOS 7 64 Bit
  • CentOS 6 64 Bit
  • CentOS 6 32 Bit
  • CentOS 5 64 Bit
  • CentOS 5 32 Bit
Step 2. Install rar/unrar

Type the following command to install Rar/Unrar

install-rar-unrar-centos

Commands for Rar/Unrar archive

Following are the some useful and helpful rar/unrar archive commands

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

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