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Unrar is the name of two different command-line applications for extracting RAR archives.


This version of UnRAR is distributed by RARLAB, the makers of the commercial WinRAR archivers. It can extract newer RAR3 archives not supported by GNA's version.

GNA UnRAR[edit]

This free software version of UnRAR is based on an old version of RARLAB's UnRAR with permission from author Eugene Roshal.[1] It is licensed under the GPL. It does not support the RAR3 format.[1]

The Unarchiver unar[edit]

The Unarchiver is a replacement for "Archive Utility.app" in Mac OS X and is free software. Its command line Version unar/lsar supports the RAR3 format and is part of many GNU/Linux Distributions. Since Version 3.6 the GNOME unarchiving utility File Roller supports unar.[2]


  1. ^ a b Galina Miclosic (December 2011). "Frequently Asked Questions". UniquE RAR File Library. Retrieved 2014-11-04. 
  2. ^ Paolo Bacchilega (2012-07-09). "Bug 646606 - Use 'unar' rather than 'unrar' to extract RAR files: Announcement of unar support in File Roller 3.6". The GNOME Project. Retrieved 2014-11-04. 

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