Hello, i installed unrar-free but i keep getting failed message using unrar -x

Which failed message?

Extracting xxx.iso Failed
1 Failed
that’s all i get

Is the file you are trying to unrar a proper rar archive?
Suggest you first try a test file that you rar yourself to unrar.

i can archive it on my PC just fine but its multirar is that the same cmd?

Not sure, just use rar on OSMC to create an archive and then unrar to check if it works.

ok whats the cmd plz? just rar filename?

rar a test.rar yourfile
unrar x test.rar

weird says command not found,

osmc@osmc:~$ sudo apt-get install unrar-free
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Suggested packages:
  pike7.8 pike7.6 pike
Recommended packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 193 not upgraded.
Need to get 21.8 kB of archives.
After this operation, 93.2 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main unrar-free armhf 1:0.0.1+cvs20140707-1 [21.8 kB]
Fetched 21.8 kB in 0s (69.9 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package unrar-free.
(Reading database ... 31710 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../unrar-free_1%3a0.0.1+cvs20140707-1_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking unrar-free (1:0.0.1+cvs20140707-1) ...
Setting up unrar-free (1:0.0.1+cvs20140707-1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/unrar-free to provide /usr/bin/unrar (unrar) in auto mode

osmc@osmc:~$ rar a test.rar  /media/library/TV/FEUD/tvshow.txt
-bash: rar: command not found

You would need to install sudo apt-get install rar
But to be honest not sure if all of this is worth the efforts

so is there any way to unrar the files or should i do it on my pc then transfer them?

Package rar is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'rar' has no installation candidate

Yes unrar x yourfile works fine for me but the unrar version on Debian is limited and doesn’t supported certain archive types.

well this is a bummer, gonna have to unplug my hdd unrar then replug :confused:

I assume you can transfer the file via your network, or?

yes i can but will take some time with some files as they are 10-20gb and rpi is only 100mbit

So do you think an Rpi will actually unrar such large files any quicker?

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nope but since i spend all day at work i though id be done by the time i get home, instead i have to fire up my laptop and leave it on

What you want is unrar-nonfree. Google how to install it on debian. It will be a short compile job.

Might even be in nonfree

The non-free package is simply called unrar.