How to uncompress or open a rar file in ubuntu

If your are getting “Could not create the archive  Archive type not supported.”  error when trying to open a rar file, then you need a .rar  uncompresser. To uncompress or open a rar file in ubuntu just install unrar and unrar-free.

To install unrar in ubuntu

Go to Application -> Accessories -> Terminal. And type the below code in terminal and hit enter.

sudo apt-get install unrar

Type your ubuntu password and press enter.

To install unrar-free in ubuntu

Go to Application -> Accessories -> Terminal. And type the below code in terminal and hit enter.

sudo apt-get install unrar-free

Type your ubuntu password if needed.

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