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Month: November 2019

Re: [trinity-users] RAR Files.

From: Baron <baron@...>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 21:51:51 +0000
Hi Guys,

On Tuesday 26 November 2019 16:42:05 Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> 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.

Thanks Steven,  your help is appreciated. 

The output from "file" is,
"RAR archive data, v0, flags: Locked, Authenticated,"

Which doesn't help me a lot I'm afraid.

Best Regards: