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    Is it possible to unrar files on a seedbox. If so does anyone know the unix commands and how long it would take to rar say a 4gb dvdr.

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    yes its possible.

    you will need to install rar on your seed box. im assuming you have ssh access.

    at a guess i would say you have to do
    How do I install RAR on Linux?


    After unpacking the archive using "tar xvfz rarlinux-3.2.0.tar.gz" on your Linux machine, copy all the RAR files to /usr/sbin/. (except the text files).

    As a registered user, copy the rarreg.key to your home directory, for example /root/ or /home/user.

    Then start RAR in the command line mode.

    If you get the following error message:

    rar: error in loading shared libraries: libstdc++
    cannot open shared object file

    ...please use the static version of RAR -> "rar_static".
    of course if you are using fedora or ubuntu then you could just use yum or apt-get to install it. there is a guide here


    its speed will depend on your processor you may want to play around with its nice level so you dont use all the cpu if its a shared box.

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    in putty

    # wget http://rarlab.com/rar/rarlinux-3.6.0.tar.gz
    # cd /root
    # tar xvfz rarlinux-3.6.0.tar.gz
    # cd rar
    # make
    # make install

    now you can unrar files with it
    here's a manual about its commands
    http://www.rarreg.com/users_manual.php

    the only two you need to know are

    rar e filename
    which extracts files without their directory structure

    rar x filename
    extracts the full directory structure

    now if you want to rar files with it here's an example
    rar a -v100000k -m0 -t archivename filename

    if you do not type a filename it will add the entire content of the current directory to the archive
    -v100000k means it will create split archive 100M size each
    -m0 means store compression which is the fastest
    -t it tests archives after creating them
    if archive or file name includes spaces or weird characters you need to wrap them in " "
    if you wanna say add multiple files to an archive you can use the following
    rar a -v100000k -m0 -t archivename '*.doc' '*.txt'
    this will add all files with .doc and .txt extension to the archive
    i don't know how to add each file to separate archive though
    if anyone can help me with it i would be very grateful

    and here's a manual for linux commands for beginners (to move files around or delete files ... etc)
    http://www.linuxhelp.net/newbies/
    Last edited by prima1; 05-02-2007 at 02:15 PM.

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    If you have leeware and the 384MB package then forget it. You will probably crash your server trying to unrar a dvdr. It took forever whenever I tried to unrar a single 350MB or 700MB file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leecher101 View Post
    If you have leeware and the 384MB package then forget it. You will probably crash your server trying to unrar a dvdr. It took forever whenever I tried to unrar a single 350MB or 700MB file.
    I unrar those quickly actually, but never tried to unrar a DVDR
    You can free up 85MB of RAM by the method Jayway mentioned here
    https://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/p-ins...7/postcount134

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    leeware is ditched/gone. I decided to give it a second chance and it still sucked.

    Good luck with the unraring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prima1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Leecher101 View Post
    If you have leeware and the 384MB package then forget it. You will probably crash your server trying to unrar a dvdr. It took forever whenever I tried to unrar a single 350MB or 700MB file.
    I unrar those quickly actually, but never tried to unrar a DVDR
    You can free up 85MB of RAM by the method Jayway mentioned here
    https://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/p-ins...7/postcount134
    That 85mb of ram is just reserved it gives it back if other programs ask for it.

    Just remeber to run yum update on a regular basis if you remove the auto updater.

    oh yeah try using nice to make any unraring work in the background.

    nice +15 rar x filename

    that should work nicely.

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