How would I go about automatically unraring files?

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Roseysdaddy
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How would I go about automatically unraring files?

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First off, I am very new to linux, but was able to setup Ubuntu server by using many tutorials and a whole lot of googling, but im still very much a noob.
I am running qbitTorrent-nox and it has an option for "Run an external program on torrent completion" but I don't know how to write the correct commands.

Any help in the right direction would be very much appreciated.
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Re: How would I go about automatically unraring files?

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This is how I did it, please let me know if you find/found a better way.

Auto un-rar using Ubuntu 12.4 and Qbittorrent 3.0.9
Open a terminal windows

Install unrar.
apt-get install unrar

Go into: Qbittorrent -> Options ->Download.
[tick] Run an external program on torrent completion
unrar x r %f\%n\*.rar %f\%n\
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Re: How would I go about automatically unraring files?

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Im using qbittorrent-nox on an Ubuntu server 14.04 install. Im trying to get the program to run unrar on torrents but it doesn't work. The command:

sudo unrar x -r %f/%n/*.rar /mnt/

works when typed in the command prompt and I can enter a sudo password, but obviously I cant do that within the program.

I guess basically, how do I either give qbittorrent-nox root rights or make unrar not require them?
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Re: How would I go about automatically unraring files?

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Why do you need sudo? are you running under root account? If yes, then that is a very bad idea.
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Re: How would I go about automatically unraring files?

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Ok, bumping a very old thread here... I had this working a while ago, but I can't get it to work on my new install.

I ran qbittorrent in terminal to get an output, I have a multi-part rar file, usually I have to extract manually from *.r00

If I open a terminal in the download directory, I can run

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unrar e *r00
So I put that command in qbittorrent. I feel confident this is the command that I had before...

Then I deleted the torrent, re-add the torrent and copy the rar files - omitting nfo and sfv files, re-check the torrent (so it's 99.8%) then resume.

When the torrent is complete, in terminal I see the message:
❯ qbittorrent
UNRAR 6.12 freeware Copyright (c) 1993-2022 Alexander Roshal
No files to extract

Hmmm. That's rather annoying!!! Any ideas?
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Re: How would I go about automatically unraring files?

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Ok, well I solved this - rg in the Timeshift archives...

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~/.config/qBittorrent/qBittorrent.conf

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[AutoRun]
enabled=true
program=7z x \"%F/*.rar\" -o\"%F/\"
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