RAR 5.30 Beta 1 (Archive Manager) Has Been Released

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, RAR is an archive manager used for compressing and decompressing RAR, ZIP and other types of archives.

The latest version available is RAR 5.30 Beta 1, which has been recently released, coming with a bunch of fixes and new features.

  • Added extraction of multipart ZIP archives created by 7-Zip. Such archives have .zip.001, .zip.002, … file extensions. You need to open .zip.001 file in WinRAR shell to browse or unpack such archive. All parts must be stored in the same folder before starting extraction.
  • Added extraction of files split to multiple parts with .001, .002, …, extensions. You can open .001 file as a usual archive and then unpack its contents. WinRAR will combine all parts and save them to extracted file. All parts must be stored in the same folder before starting extraction. “001” item is included to “Associate WinRAR with” list in “Settings/Integration” dialog.
  • WinRAR file list allows to use mouse Back and Forward buttons or Alt+Left and Alt+Right keyboard shortcuts to navigate in recently visited folders.
  • “Extract” button in SFX archive is changed to “Pause” when extraction is started, so it is possible to pause SFX extraction and resume it later.
  • “Skip encrypted” option in “Find files” dialog to silently skip encrypted archives while performing search command.
  • Archive test command works for tar.gz, tar.bz2 and tar.xz archives. Since TAR format does not provide file data checksums, WinRAR checks only validity of GZIP, BZIP2 or XZ container.

For more information, read the changelog.

Installation instructions:

The RAR archive manager is available via the project’s website, but the users have to perform an installation from sources, unfortunately.

After you download the rar archive matching your system’s architecture (i386 or i686 for 32 bit systems and amd64 or x86_64 for 64 bit systems), extract the archive, cd into the extracted folder and compile and install the software.

The below instructions should work on all the popular Linux systems, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Debian, Robolinux, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Arch Linux, Manjaro, ROSA Desktop etc.

How to install RAR on 32 bit Linux systems

$ wget rarsoft.com/rar/rarlinux-5.3.b1.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf rarlinux-5.3.b1.tar.gz
$ cd rar
$ make
$ sudo make install

How to install RAR on 64 bit Linux systems

wget rarsoft.com/rar/rarlinux-x64-5.3.b1.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf rarlinux-x64-5.3.b1.tar.gz
$ cd rar
$ make
$ sudo make install

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