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Month: November 2019

Re: [trinity-users] RAR Files.

From: Steven D'Aprano <steve@...>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 03:42:05 +1100
On Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 02:46:58PM +0000, Baron wrote:

> I did download the latest RAR and UNRAR  Version 5.8 beta4 and tried 
> with that.  The best that I get is that it is not a RAR file and 
> there are no extractable files.

My guess is that the file isn't a RAR file at all, but some doofus has 
named it ".rar" because all compressed archives are RAR files, right?

It might work on your friend's computer if his decompression utility is 
smart enough to use the correct decompressor based on the file contents, 
not the extension.

Try deleting the ".rar" extension and then run the "file" command-line 
utility on it and see what it says. It should inspect the file contents 
and make an educated guess of the actual file type, without being 
confused by the (possibly inaccurate) extension.