While Zip is the main compression file format used on most desktop computers, some people prefer to use the RAR format. To install support for extracting files from a RAR archive, use Synaptic to search for and install unrar. Following this, File Roller—Ubuntu's default archive manager—will be able to extract files from RAR archives. You can also use the command from the prompt by simply typing unrar e filename.rar, replacing filename.rar with that which you downloaded. Note that unrar doesn't require a dash before the e command option.
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