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How To Install Rar/Unrar on CentOS

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For those of you who didn’t know, RAR is most popular tool for creating and extracting compressed archive (.rar) files, but unfortunately rar tool doesn’t pre-installed under Linux systems, we need to install it using third-party tools to open, extract, uncompress or unrar a archive files. This tutorial will show how to ways install unrar and rar command-line tools using RPMforge repository CentOS with yum.

Installation Rar/Unrar on CentOS

Step 1. To install, first you must add the rar/unrar yum repository information corresponding to your CentOS/RHEL version to yum:

For CentOS 5.x use:

# wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.i386.rpm
# rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.i386.rpm

For CentOS 6.x use: