How to Extract RAR files in Fedora 20 / 19 / 18

RAR, one of the most used data compression method. It is a non free archive file format that supports data compression, error recovery, and file spanning. You can use some of the Third-party software like unrar and 7-Zip to extract RAR files in Linux which is free to use.


To install unrar the following are required to be installed.

  • rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
  • rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

In the above dependencies, first install the free-release and then nonfree-release. Run the below commands in terminal to install the dependencies for unrar, type the password for the root when prompted.

For free-release:

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

For nonfree-release:

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

To install unrar

Run the following command in terminal and type the password for the user, when prompted.

sudo yum install unrar

Thats it. Now you can extract or open RAR files in your system.

Hope this will be helpful for you!!!

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  • Sri

    It worked great – Thanks

  • Unraring is easy. How about raring? There is no rar package in my rpmrusion repos

  • Thanks you! This was very helpful.

  • Peter

    We can only run the command sudo yum install unrar and the dependecies will be installed

  • Luis

    Nailed it perfectly. Thanks

  • Hello, this instructions do not work in Fedora 15, an error message about failed dependencies on system release version. You might consider to update the page title/description.

    • Computerphile

      Or you should maybe considering upgrading your system seeing how Fedora 15 reached end of life in June 2012 (six months before you posted your comment)..

  • Kandee

    Its really worked. Thanks you so much

  • Ark in Fedora Software is the best choice.

  • Archana Naik

    Perfect !

  • Kevin Arrieta

    Thank you.

  • Homen

    Works …

  • Vance

    Failed – says no rar package available