Packages and Binaries:


This package contains architecture dependent files for development. Install libunrar-headers package for architecture independent header files.

Installed size: 752 KB
How to install: sudo apt install libunrar-dev

  • libunrar-headers
  • libunrar5t64


This package contains the header files for the libunrar library. This package have architecture independent files for development.

Installed size: 217 KB
How to install: sudo apt install libunrar-headers


Library for unarchiving .rar files. This library provides extractor functions that use for .rar files.

Installed size: 248 KB
How to install: sudo apt install libunrar5t64

  • libc6
  • libgcc-s1
  • libstdc++6


Unrar can extract files from .rar archives. If you want to create .rar archives, install package rar.

Installed size: 395 KB
How to install: sudo apt install unrar

  • libc6
  • libgcc-s1
  • libstdc++6

Extract files from rar archives

root@kali:~# man unrar-nonfree
UNRAR(1)                          RAR archiver                         UNRAR(1)

       unrar - extract files from rar archives

       unrar  command  [-switch  ...] archive [file ...] [@listfiles ...] [path
       ...] [path_to_extract/]

       This manual page documents briefly the unrar command.
       This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux  distribution  be-
       cause the original program does not have a manual page.
       Commands and options described here are as of unrar 6.0.

              Archive  file  name in RAR or other supported format.  If archive
              file uses RAR multiple volume format, specify only  first  volume
              file name as archive file name.

       file ...
              File  path  name  to extract.  You can specify more path names at
              one time.

       @listfiles ...
              If argument starts with "@", unrar uses  listfile  as  file  path
              list  file.   This  list  file includes file path list to extract
              from archive file.  You can use 2 or more list files at one time.
              File list uses one line for one file path.  And blank line is ig-
              This file is used to extract many file path  names  in  one  time
              that your shell can't accept.

              If last argument is ended with "/", unrar uses path_to_extract as
              file extraction target path.

       After  the  program name comes a command and then optional switches with
       dashes before them.  A summary of commands is  included  below.   For  a
       complete description, run unrar without options.

       e      Extract files to current directory.

              List archive content [technical[all], bare].

       p      Print file to stdout.

       t      Test archive files.

              Verbosely list archive [technical[all], bare].

       x      Extract files with full path.

       NOTE:  Every  switch  must be separated by a whitespace.  You cannot put
       them together.

       -      Stop switches scanning.

       @[+]   Disable [enable] file lists.

              Alternate destination path

              Generate archive name using the current date.

       -ai    Ignore file attributes.

              Set path inside archive.

       -c-    Disable comments show.

       -cfg-  Disable read configuration.

       -cl    Convert names to lower case.

       -cu    Convert names to upper case.

       -dh    Open shared files.

       -ep    Exclude paths from names.

       -ep3   Expand paths to full name.

       -f     Freshen files.

              Display or disable messages.

       -kb    Keep broken extracted files.

       -ierr  Send all messages to stderr.

       -inul  Disable all messages.

              Additionally filter included files.

       -n@    Read additional filter masks from stdin.

              Read additional filter masks from list file.

       -o+    Overwrite existing files.

       -o-    Do not overwrite existing files.

       -ol[a] Process symbolic links as the link [absolute paths].

       -or    Rename files automatically.

       -ow    Save or restore file owner and group.

              Set password.

       -p-    Do not query password.

       -r     Recurse subdirectories.

              Specify the character set.

              Process files with size less than specified.

              Process files with size more than specified.

              Process files modified after <d> YYYYMMDDHHMMSS date.

              Process files modified before <d> YYYYMMDDHHMMSS date.

              Process files newer than <t> time.

              Process files older than <t> time.

              Save or restore time (modification, creation, access, preserve).

       -u     Update files.

       -v     List all volumes.

              File version control.

       -vp    Pause before each volume.

              Exclude specified file.

              Exclude files in specified list file.

       -x@    Read file names to exclude from stdin.

       -y     Assume Yes on all queries.






              UnRAR (and RAR) configuration file.

       Syntax: (switches for all commands)
              switches=<any RAR switches separated by spaces>

       Syntax: (switches for specific command)
              switches_<command>=<any RAR switches separated by spaces>

              switches=-m5 -s
              switches_a=-m5 -s

       This manual page was written by Petr Cech <[email protected]> according to
       "unrar" for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                   2021-11-03                          UNRAR(1)

Updated on: 2024-May-23