Testing many RAR files....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Squantooooooe, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Squantooooooe macrumors newbie

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    Jun 6, 2017
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    hello guys new poster here.

    I had a HD crash of an external drive. I managed to recover alsmot everything with Stellar Phoenix. Great program.

    However some rar files I tried to open were corrupt. I have thousands of rar and zip files.
    I want to test them all. So the command line options in terminal is certainly out of the question. I used to be a windows user and Winrar did a fantastic job of this with a clean GUI. Is there a way to do this in Mac? Or do I boot into Windows and do it using winrar? I'd rather not and use Mac apps.
    Thanks for your help!!!!
     
  2. kschendel macrumors 6502a

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    Certainly you can do it in the terminal. I don't know what you would use for rar files, but for zips, it would be something along the lines of:

    cd
    find . -name '*.zip' -print | xargs unzip -t

    for checking everything in the home directory. Make it "find /" instead of "find ." to check everything, although you'll likely get a bunch of permission denied messages as you traverse system directories. You'd use something similar for rar files, although I don't know what command line app handles them.
     

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