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


This source-available freeware[1] is a Windows command-line version of UnRAR, created by RARlab, the same company that created the commercial WinRAR software.[2] This software can extract newer RAR v5.0 file archives that are not supported by competitors.

The source-available license stipulates that users may not use the unrar code to create an rar compressor.

GNU UnRAR[edit]

This free software is a Linux version of UnRAR that is based on an old version of RARLAB's UnRAR with permission from author Eugene Roshal.[3] It is licensed under the GPL. Work ended in 2007. It does not support the RAR3 format.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Roshal, Alexander. "UnRAR License". Fedora Project wiki. Red Hat. Archived from the original on 9 June 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  2. ^ UnRAR; RARlab.
  3. ^ a b Galina Miclosic (December 2011). "Frequently Asked Questions". UniquE RAR File Library. Retrieved 2014-11-04.

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