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extract files from rar archives


unrar <command> [-<switch 1> -<switch N>] archive [files...] [path...]

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In Linux, how to unzip RAR archive containing files with Chinese file names?

Have you tried using the unrar util supplied by Rarlab themself? You'll find it here: Just type unrar x to unrar it. As long as your file system and locale supports the chinese file names I can't see why it wouldn't be possible to unpack the archive.


This manual page documents briefly the unrar command.
This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.
Commands and options described here are as of unrar 2.02.


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.


Extract files to current directory.


List archive content.


Print file to stdout.


Test archive files.


Verbosely list archive.


Extract files with full path.


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


Disable Authenticity Verification check.


Disable comments show.


Freshen files.


Keep broken extracted files.


Send all messages to stderr.


Disable all messages.


Overwrite existing files.


Do not overwrite existing files.


Set password.


Do not query password.


Recurse subdirectories.


Update files.


List all volumes.


Exclude specified file.


Exclude files in specified list file.


Read file names to exclude from stdin.


Assume Yes on all queries.


This manual page was written by Petr Cech <cech[:at:]debian[:dot:]org> according to "unrar -h" for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

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