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I tried googling around and checked the man page but couldn't find what I was looking for.

Basically need to extract a rar archive to a separate volume. I know:

rar e archive.rar 

will extract it to the current folder but I want to extract it to somewhere else. Can this be achieved without having to first move the archive to that location?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted
rar x archive.rar path/to/extract/to 

Worked.

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What if I want to unrar many files, each file is unrar'ed to a folder with the same name? So If I've file1.rar, file2.rar,..etc, I want with a single command to unrar file1.rar to folder named file1, file2.rar to file2, and so on. – Islam Hassan Apr 8 '15 at 17:08

unrar x /define/path/to/extract/

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protected by splattne Aug 17 '10 at 6:45

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