unzipping rar files [not on Linux Mint]

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unzipping rar files [not on Linux Mint]

Post by Ted3658 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:04 am

I'm not sure if this is the place to ask this question or not, but since the host is linux mint I'll try it.

I loaded virtual box with a whonix gateway and workstation, (not sure what linux version that is), and when I try unzipping a rar file it always comes up blank. The rar files have PW's on them, and I'm not sure if that is making a difrence or not. It will open zip files with PW's so I'm not sure why it is now showing rar's as blank.

I've tried various commands such as:
sudo apt-get install unrar-free
(which got me from (archive manager can't open rar's to now rar's are empty)

I also tried installing p7zip full, along with:
sudo apt-get install p7zip-rar
I thought that would give the gui version of it, which I'd prefer. Is it possible to get a gui version of p7zip?

I assume something went wrong on the install of unrar, and I've been trying to figure out how to remove it and re-install it. I haven't removed software yet so I'm a little nervous about blowing away the wrong thing without realizing it.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: unzipping rar files

Post by xenopeek » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:22 am

The Whonix forum is over here: https://forums.whonix.org/


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