RAR for Linux

Developer: RARLAB

License : Shareware/Trial version

Last Updated: 01 Sep 2014

Download: RAR 5.11 for Linux | RAR 5.11 for Linux x64

RAR for Linux is the equivalent software to the WinRAR for Windows. The programs are both made by RARLab, but they aren’t the same since RAR is specifically for Linux.

RAR for Linux is closed-source unfortunately, but it’s still rather popular with those using Linux and BSD systems. The program is free and powerful. The program allows Linux users to unpack RAR archives, or else create them.

Since there aren’t a lot of other easy programs that do this for Linux, having something like RAR is a lot of help. It’s almost always useful to be able to compress files at will since file space these days is highly limited.

You can create RAR or ZIP files with the program, though you can extract a larger number of files. The files you can extract include TAR, GZ,,LZH,ISO,UUE,BZ2, Z, 7Z,JAR.ARJ.ACE and .CAB. If you want, you can add comments to archives to remind you what the archive is about. The program can also help you repair archive, or even reconstruct entire volumes within the file if there’s a problem.

You can create recovery archives as well if you know there’s going to be a problem or potential problem ahead of time. The program has a free 40 day trial so you can try it out without having to pay anything first in order to make sure it’s going to be something that’s going to work for you overall.

It’s often useful to use the TAR archive files as a Linux user since this works well with the system. It’s important to get the most up to date version of the RAR program in order to make absolutely sure that the program can handle TAR files, since some of the previous versions did poorly at managing to accomplish this particular task in general.

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