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WinRAR for Linux?

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WinRAR is something I miss from MS Windows. It was literally avail from right-click drop-down. Is there anything similar for Linux?
BOTTOM LINE: Very few steps to get the compressed file you are after. So no way on Linux terminal command-line tools.
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Maybe this will be of help to you...let us know...DAMIEN

https://alternativeto.net/software/winr ... form=linux
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sudo apt-get install rar unrar
.... and your Archive Manager (file-roller, the default) should have acquired the capabilities needed for creating and unpacking .rar archives. :)
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Re: WinRAR for Linux?

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About that Archive utility (Right click, in Linux).
Well, it REALLY, REALLY sucks, because:
(1) It's slow!
(2) No options for compression levels. In WinRAR, you got several including the super-fast "Store" option (this does not compress but only converts files/folders into a same-size single RAR file -- very useful for stuff already compressed to death, like mp3, flac, etc)
(3) No ".RAR" format for output. Only ".WAR" , whatever that is!
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Re: WinRAR for Linux?

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13mh13 wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:02 pm
Well, it REALLY, REALLY sucks, because:
There's no point complaining here about it. Take it up with the highly restrictive winRAR copyright holder.
It's pronounced kad-eye-cha, not kada-itcha.
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Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:09 pm
13mh13 wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:02 pm
Well, it REALLY, REALLY sucks, because:
There's no point complaining here about it. Take it up with the highly restrictive winRAR copyright holder.
Huh?
Hey, I ain't complanin' 'bout WinRAR. I'm complanin' 'bout Archive. You know, the pre-installed right-click utility in LM.
Surely, there is a way to config. Archive for various levels of compression.
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13mh13 wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:19 pm
Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:09 pm
13mh13 wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:02 pm
Well, it REALLY, REALLY sucks, because:
There's no point complaining here about it. Take it up with the highly restrictive winRAR copyright holder.
Huh?
1 + 1 = 2 must be too much for you.
It's pronounced kad-eye-cha, not kada-itcha.
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You can run IZArc with Wine if you're more comfortable using a clicky-clicky, brightly coloured Windows solution...
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If you want an uncompressed archive select .tar.

If you want fast then select tar.gz, gzip is good common standard, or even faster is tar.lz4.

You can do .rar if you want to, you have to install the non-default package for it.

You could customize the file manager options and use the "custom action" feature if you wanted to use a specific compression level, set up a specific right-click option for what you are looking for.

And of course there's this rating running WinRAR using WINE: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager. ... on&iId=391
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Have a look at this thread I started viewtopic.php?f=90&t=329773
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Re: WinRAR for Linux?

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Returning to the initial question, asked in the thread title:

WinRAR is a commercial software. Its source code is not available to the public. Hence no Linux distribution can and will include a Linux port of WinRAR.
Only the WinRAR developer himself would be permitted to create such a Linux port.
So the closest, which a registered WinRAR user may get to "WinRAR on Linux", is by using Wine and installing WinRAR through Wine.
No idea how well WinRAR runs on Wine and what the performance penalty will be when running WinRAR under Wine.
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13mh13 wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:02 pm
About that Archive utility (Right click, in Linux).
(....)
(3) No ".RAR" format for output. Only ".WAR" , whatever that is!
Nonsense. It will have that for output if you simply install rar and unrar, as I mentioned in my previous message.
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Hm. I do understand, why users like 13mh13 as well, may not be too happy with running RAR or other packers under Archive Manager.
As far as I can tell, there is no obvious way of configuring how the selected packers are invoked by Archive Manager.
Packers like ZIP. RAR and 7Zip, all offer a bunch of options, which have an impact on how they create an archive and which also have an impact on the speed at which they work.
It seems as if Archive Manager does not offer any obvious way of making use of these packer specific options, but that it invokes them with some intransparent default options.
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13mh13 wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:46 pm
BOTTOM LINE: Very few steps to get the compressed file you are after. So no way on Linux terminal command-line tools.
WinRAR makes a linux CLI "trial" version
https://www.rarlab.com/download.htm.
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karlchen wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:10 am
No idea how well WinRAR runs on Wine and what the performance penalty will be when running WinRAR under Wine.
Here's some interesting comparisons between Ubuntu, Ubuntu+wine, and Win10:
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... 1804-win10
"In the case of 7-Zip compression, Windows 10 again was the slowest while the Windows version on Wine under Ubuntu 18.04 was a little bit faster and then the native Linux performance was running the best."

To make that clearer: they were all close, and speed was linux > linux+wine > windows, which wasn't typical; - check the jpeg, flac, and ffmpeg results, which I would've guess would be similar since they're all forms of compression, but they were quite different, with performance hits for wine.
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Well, some of y'all dyed-in-da-wool Linux fanboyz seem pretty upset at my allegations and complaints.
But EVOLUTION is the school of hard knocks. It helps to improve Linux. It really does.

To that end, me gonna 'plain 'gain .... and this time it's about the Linux's native "Archive" (right-click option) .
I do finally see .rar as an option (had to install "rar" and re-boot). But the problems I'm having (since day one) concerns most compressing formats (7z, zip, etc).

PROBLEM 1: Say I'm compressing a 300MB folder (full of jpegs and FLAC and mp3 music files). Compressing to 7z, zip, rar, etc gets stuck (or becomes real slow -- I don't have patience to wait so I cancel out) on the larger files.
tar.gz works, but still takes quite a while (2 min for 300mb)

PROBLEM 2: There is no "Store" option in Archive. I think I 'splained this in a prev. post. Here I'll repeat it again, 'cause none y'all seem to be gettin' it. In WinRAR (what I REALLLLLLLLLY miss from Windows), there are multiple compression options including no compression or "Store" . This is VERY useful option because many modern files are compressed to begin with (FLAC, ALAC). So, Store VERY, VERY quickly -- less than 10 secs -- creates an RAR or ZIP or 7z file. It never goes thru the messy, CPU intensive , take-forevermore compression algo.
So, where is Store in Linux Archive? I don't see it. Is there way to install it?
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Re: WinRAR for Linux?

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There are dozens of viable solutions to the question you're asking.
You're triggered by the fact that these solutions don't act and look exactly like they do in Windows?

Do you also want that Windows notification sound when the compression process completes?


Pure pedantry.
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13mh13 wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:22 pm
Well, some of y'all dyed-in-da-wool Linux fanboyz seem pretty upset at my allegations and complaints.
But EVOLUTION is the school of hard knocks. It helps to improve Linux. It really does.
If you feel like dealing out hard knocks, kick your car.

Tone down, bro. A lot. Ask your questions in a normal civilized way; only then you'll get helpful answers. Is that clear?
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Pjotr wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:24 pm
13mh13 wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:22 pm
Well, some of y'all dyed-in-da-wool Linux fanboyz seem pretty upset at my allegations and complaints.
But EVOLUTION is the school of hard knocks. It helps to improve Linux. It really does.
Get human or get lost. If you feel like dealing out hard knocks, kick your car.

Tone down, bro. A lot. Ask your questions in a normal civilized way; only then you'll get helpful answers. Is that clear?
Spitfire or sour-grapes comments, like the one above, are counterproductive and a complete waste o' bandwidth.
Please don't get upset or be OFFENDED by my query.
Is that clear?
Sigh ..... for the umpteenth time . Again .... lemme 'peat it fer y'all .... I needz a 'loution to da prob. WHICH is ...not gonna spel out 'gain .... See PROBLEM 1 and PROBLEM 2 in prev. post.
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Re: WinRAR for Linux?

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MartyMint wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:02 pm
There are dozens of viable solutions to the question you're asking.
You're triggered by the fact that these solutions don't act and look exactly like they do in Windows?

Do you also want that Windows notification sound when the compression process completes?


Pure pedantry.
FOCUS, MartyMint , puh-lease .... on the issue.
Your EMOTIONAL response is DISTORTING your COMMON SENSE.
I'm a Linux noob comin' in from Win ... HINT: look at my post count .... I don't know jack-poop 'bout the highly WIDGETY oper syst that Linux REALLY is. I.e., all the button and knobs.
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