Revision of Open RAR Archives in Ubuntu from Fri, 02/15/2008 - 20:15

RAR archive

Downloaded a file compressed in the RAR format and found that Archive Manager couldn’t open it? RAR support can’t be included in Ubuntu by default because it’s proprietary, but installing it is simple.

Simply install the unrar package from the Ubuntu repositories. Use the command below, or click here to Install unrar.
sudo apt-get install unrar

After the package is installed RAR archives will open normally in Ubuntu’s Archive Manager.