Tuxicity's source

November 29, 2006

Par2, Unrar and Usenet with Ubuntu

Filed under: Open Source, Tuxicity, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 3:08 pm

Damaged files downloaded from Usenet can easily be fixed on the CLI with par2.

sudo apt-get install par2

to install par2, also

sudo apt-get install unrar

for most files on usenet are archived in rar format.

par2repair package.par2

is the way to get the repair going, it not only works with rar files but also with all other files if the par2files are added to the posted binaries.
For downloading binaries from usenet I recommend Pan.
To unrar a set of rar archives just do

unrar e first-rar-file.rar



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