rarfile - RAR archive reader for Python

This is Python module for RAR archive reading. The interface follows the style of zipfile. Licensed under ISC license.


  • Supports both RAR3 and RAR5 format archives.
  • Supports multi volume archives.
  • Supports Unicode filenames.
  • Supports password-protected archives.
  • Supports archive and file comments.
  • Archive parsing and non-compressed files are handled in pure Python code.
  • Compressed files are extracted by executing external tool: unrar (preferred), unar or bsdtar.
  • Works with Python 3.6+.



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