Every user has faced the need to save space on his PC or to send files by e-mail, where the amount of information to be sent is limited. In this case, archiver programs are an invaluable help. Such applications allow you to compress file sizes. The program WinRAR works with RAR files and allows you to create and unpack archives with this format. You can use the link on this page to download the official WinRAR for Linux free.

RAR is considered a unique format and allows you to add recovery data during archiving, which increases resistance to damage. In addition, the application works with zip and many other formats.

The program is considered conditionally free of charge. The user is given a trial version of the application for 40 days, after which he will be offered to buy a paid version of the program.

The program is suitable for the Linux platform, 32-bit, 64-bit.

WinRAR for Linux features and options

  • file archiving;
  • decompressing files such as zip, rar, img and others;
  • compression before sending via email;
  • backups can be configured;
  • supports Unicode file names;
  • adding text comments;
  • command line control;
  • creating multivolume archives;
  • encryption using an algorithm.

How to download WinRAR for Linux

Click on the download file on this page.

1.Once the download is complete, unpack the file with the command.

tar xzf rarlinux-x64-6.0.0.tar.gz the name of the archive can be different

Go to the folder with the command cd rar

Start the installation of your application with make install

2.This method of installation is easier, but it does not work for everyone.

Open a command prompt and type the command

sudo apt-get install unrar or sudo apt-get install rar if you have Ubuntu or Debian

sudo yum install unrar or sudo yum install rar if you have CentOS

sudo dnf install unrar or sudo dnf install rar if you have Fedora or other OS with rpm packages support.

The first time the program will ask for a password, after that it will start copying files and the message Setting up RAR...Processing triggers for man-db... will appear. It means that WinRAR is successfully installed.