unrar or unar – go open source way

Recently there was a utility released called unar, a open source replacement for unar.


The command-line utilities lsar and unar are capable of listing and extracting
files respectively in several formats including RARv3. unar can serve as a free
and open source replacement of unrar.

To install on fedora:

yum install unar

The utility provides 2 commands called lsar and unar, which can be used to list and extract rar archives.

Tora installation on Fedora 16 with rpm

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Last article I talked about tora installation from the sources, but if that is too much for you then you can use this one liner:

rpm -ivh "http://amit-agarwal.co.in/mystuff/tora-2.1.3-1.fc16.i686.rpm"

But if you like the hard way out, then you can always try this.

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