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Re: .rar file ?

  • Subject: Re: .rar file ?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 16:56:31 +0100
  • Newsgroups: uk.comp.os.linux
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [Justin C] on Sunday 23 October 2005 09:58 \__

> On 2005-10-23, Ted Wager <ted@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I have a .rar file to open...I type the unrar command and get a list
>> of options...Anyone tell me which I use to unpack the 28 cd's it contains
>>   I tried unrar vp but the output did not seem to end so after
>> 10 minutes I called it a day  :-(

Make sure you get the latest version of unrar. It took me a while to find
something that was compatible with the Win32 version of a colleague. This
consumed a fair bit of time and led to some confusion. I tried to find the
direct link for you, but I can't find it in my bookmarks. Regardless, here
is what appeared to have worked for me:

UNRAR 2.71 freeware      Copyright (c) 1993-2000 Eugene Roshal

$> unrar x <file>

> 28 CDs? Blimey, if it's got 28 CDs in it I'm not surprised it wasn't
> done in 10 minutes. However fast your processor is that *is* gonna take
> some time... and have you got the necessary spare 20GB to unpack it
> into?
> Justin.

The OP can do it overnight. *smile*


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