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Old 06-09-2012, 09:06 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by silver18 View Post
Good afternoon!!

I would like to use rar and unrar commands from the Kindle's shell.
As I'm a noob, I don't know what to do...
I know Kindles don't have rar and unrar in /bin, so what to do?

I tried to download RAR, then I added rar and unrar to /bin.
But I didn't manage to make it work (obviously!!).

Any help?

Thanks to everyone!
Well, rar and unrar are (no pun intended) rarely used on *nix systems, primarily due to the license of rar file format.
But...
Yes, there are *nix system programs that can handle that format.
Finding pre-compiled binaries for ARMv7 (if your talking about your KT) may take a bit of searching...
For instance, Debian does not build it for armel:
http://packages.debian.org/search?su...s&keywords=rar
Although you can follow links from that page to the source files and give compiling it yourself a try.

unrar is a bit easier, Debian builds it:
http://packages.debian.org/sid/unrar
(scroll down page)

let me guess, your next question will be: "How do I open a Debian *.deb package file?"
Answer: ar
not unrar, or rar, just: ar (your man ar command or google search will tell you).

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