How to UnRAR files on Ubuntu

Linux-Ubuntu comes with native zip file support (zip and unzip). Good. Unfortunately, uncompressing RAR files (or unrar-ing files) is not handled by Ubuntu. But it’s not a big problem: just install the unrar package and you’re ok. To install unrar, start a terminal and type the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install unrar

Now you can unrar files in Nautilus just like you unzip files: by using Extract Here in the contextual menu.

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