How do I extract multiple-part Rar archives with Linux ? ( rar r00 r01 r02, etc )
With the unrar command line. Unrar is open source ( exotic licence). Notice that once unrar is installed, front-ends like File-roller, Ark, Xarchiver, or Gnome and Xfce right click’s “Extract here” can extract Rar archives automatically.
$ unrar e file.rar
Do not install the “GNU unrar” it will not work on Rar3 files, use the unrar-nonfree ( Debian/Ubuntu ) , unrar from plf ( Mandriva ) packages, or the files from the author’s website ( rarlab ). ( is this still true ? )
How do I create Rar archives with Linux ? ( thanks to Ohmster for this part )
example of use :
rar a -s -v15m ppv-erica_campbell-672 *.* ( LOL!!! )
To create a rar archive file that is broken into specified size parts, use this syntax:
rar a -v15000k hotstuff *
What this does:
- rar to run the rar program.
- “a” to command “Add to archive”. If the archive does not exist, it will be created.
- -v15000k is the switch to tell rar to create archive parts no larger than 15,000Kb or 15Mb.
- hotstuff is the name of the archive you wish to create.
- * will tell the rar program to include all files in the current directory.
If you’re not willing to pay 30$, consider splitting the file in chunks instead since it’s the second most common way to post usenet binaries these days and it a totally accepted usage.
Please drop a comment if you have a question or new software to plug !