How to add RAR support to Xarchiver?

  • Zwentibold

    Zwentibold - 2007-05-24

    Oh what a wicked web you weave when you claim that, and I quote, "Xarchiver, a lightweight GTK2 only frontend to 7zip,arj,bzip2,gzip,iso,rar (!!!SIC!!!),lha,deb,rpm,tar and zip" when I totally FAILED to open a RAR archive the other day!  Well, I want my hard-earned dollars back!
    Unless you can explain to me how to add support for RAR archives, and especially unpacking them, to Xarchiver.  And especially without using the Eugene Roshal's RAR package which is filthy shareware!
    Thanks, and keep up the good work, your man Zwenti.

    • Zwentibold

      Zwentibold - 2007-05-24

      PS:  I'm running Xubuntu 7.04 (Xfce 4) on a PIII-800 with 256 MB RAM, in case that's of interest.

    • Anonymous - 2007-05-30

      Hello, for only open (and not create) RAR archives, you do not need  the RAR package, only UNRAR. You can get it, for exemple at

      not free but not shareware and if it is good for debian...
      (and for slackware)


    • Discodestroyer

      Discodestroyer - 2007-12-28

      Hi there, I just tried to use unrar-free (packagename in Debian) with xarchiver.

      But unrar-free uses -x for extracting, not -c which unrar seems to use.

      Can you build in a check if /usr/bin/unrar-free is available, and then use -x, otherwise use -c on /usr/bin/unrar?

      Thanks for your good work.


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