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Install WinRAR In Ubuntu (Linux) Via Terminal In One Step

WinRAR is no doubt one of the most famous compression tools. Many websites upload files to their server by compressing them in a RAR file to save bandwidth and space. WinRAR is a tool made to create and decompress RAR files. You can install WinRAR on Ubuntu (Linux) with just one terminal command. Its usage in Ubuntu is very similar to Windows. You can easily compress and decompress files and folders in Ubuntu using WinRAR.

Use the following terminal command to install WinRar

sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install rar unrar

How To Use WinRAR In Ubuntu (Linux)

After instllation, just right click on any RAR file and choose Extract Here option to extract files / folders in that RAR file.

Choose Extract Here

Choose Extract Here

To create a RAR archive, simply right-click on any file / folder you want to compress and choose Create Archive.... Select RAR in compression types and hit Create button when done !

Select RAR As Compression Type

Select RAR As Compression Type

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    Adnan Malik10 years, 1 month ago

    Great Job ………

    Mugen10 years, 6 months ago

    After writing the command sudo ,terminal ask me the password whereas the keyboard does not work ??
    Do someone have solution??

      Wolverine10 years, 6 months ago

      Lol, just type your password. For security reasons, your password is not displayed. Just type the password and hit enter :)

    cOcO!11 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks a bunch! I’m new to this linux thingy after years using windows, i just got tired about it’s multiple errors and viruses… thanks again m8 :)

    Jorge lopez11 years, 6 months ago

    Thanks, it work great, now i can extract some files before i couldn’t.

    Tedd11 years, 10 months ago

    @airtonix although extract here menu is present but it wont extract RAR files until you install rar package by the above terminal command.

    airtonix11 years, 10 months ago

    By the way, its not winrar…

    and that extract here menu…that exists even without the rar libs.

    it’s due to the file-roller package.