RAR is a proprietary compression type and stands for Roshal ARchive.

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Creating/extracting RAR files on Mac OS X

I would like to be able to create RAR files easily on Snow Leopard with some sort of GUI utility. I know that RARlabs maintains a Mac version of the RAR command line utility, but I don't want to have ...
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Linux slows to a crawl when unarchiving a big file

I started unarchiving a RAR file that this several gigabytes big. The computer is now going really slow, it's almost frozen. Sometimes I can move the mouse a little, but that's it. The unarchiving ...
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Play video files while they are still archived

I have a lot of video files that come inside .rar archives. Normally I'd have to unpack them before I can watch the video, but XBMC allows me to play the archives as if they have been unpacked. I ...
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Need software to convert RAR to ZIP (“store” mode - no compression) * Extract->re-archive changes date/time attributes

I have tried all of the following applications (download.cnet.com - the free ones), and none of them will convert an RAR archive to a ZIP, without compressing the files ("store" mode). 7-ZIP would be ...
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How to change password on RAR archive w/o modifying arch. files attributes (modified/created)?

How do I change the password of an .RAR archive, without changing the date/time attributes of the files in the archive? Unfortunately you can't directly change the password of the archive with ...
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NTFS alternate stream in compressed archive?

Does any of the major compressed archive formats in Windows (e.g. zip, rar, 7z) support NTFS alternate data stream?
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Where Does WinRAR extract files opened directly?

When I open a .docx file directly from a RAR archive using WinRAR, where does WinRAR extract the file? My OS is Vista. RAR version 3.9.
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How to use RAR or ZIP to rename replaced files when extracting

I wish to extract files using RAR or ZIP but I need to be able to rename the files being replaced so that there is a copy of the previous version in case something goes wrong. Couldn't see any ...
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how to find the location of a command like rar in ubuntu?

I installed rar, but I want to know where it is stored? I did: sudo apt-get rar it installed it, but typing : sudo unrar file.rar doesn't work, says it doesn't know what the command is.
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Extracting only files that match specific number from many compressed files

I have over 500 rar files with lots of compressed ppt files in one directory. I would like to search each archive if archive has file prj_09hr23 in name and ppt extension. What program should I use to ...
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Mass remove passwords from rar archives [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove password protection from compressed files Is there a way to (I'm using WinRAR; demo, but I'm willing to change it to whatever is needed) mass remove ...
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how to extract rar format file on Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is there an app or script that will extract .rar files for Mac OS X? What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? I am using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X ...
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What is more important when extracting rars cpu or hdd?

When i am extracting big rars it takes forever. However when i look in the task man cpu usage is only about 16%. I am thinking that the hdd is the bottleneck, or maybe not? The hdd is an average 7200 ...
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Restoring using SyncBack without profiles

I backed up my internal hard drive (C:) using SyncBack onto an external (USB) hard drive with maximum compression. I then performed a clean install of Windows Vista onto the computer. I forgot to ...
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Is there an app or script that will extract .rar files for Mac OS X? [closed]

...after it completed download that runs similiar to how zip files unextract itself when the download finishes and actually throws the zipped copy in the trash? I usually use unrax but lately with all ...
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Open .rar files on Win Vista

What is the best option to open .rar files on Windows Vista?
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Unrar files via debian command line

The unrar command does not seem to work for some files. If I unrar the files with WinRar on Windows it works without a charge. These files are password encrypted and split into multiple files.
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Having troubles with unRarX

I downloaded unRarX and whenever I try to open a .Rar file (video), it does this and does not play the video: UNRAR 3.60 beta 6 freeware Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Alexander Roshal Extracting from ...
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How to see just content of ZIP/RAR etc withoud downloading?

How to see just content of ZIP/RAR etc without downloading? for example like this http://dev.novemberborn.net/sifr3/nightlies/
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How do I recover the password of a RAR file on Mac OS X?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.2 and have been handed a couple of old files that need to be extracted. Old backups or finances or bills I believe. They are RAR files, and password protected. Is there a way ...
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How can I bulk rename files in a RAR or ZIP archive on the mac?

I have a set of archive files -- both zip and rar formats -- inside of which I need to rename some files. Specifically, I want to do something like this: for each archive file in a directory for ...
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Expand rars like other archives (zip, bzip, gzip, &c) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? What (free) program will allow me to double click on a rar and have it just expand everything into a folder, the way ...
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Rar password cracker

Does the rar file format use a serious encryption (such as AES)? Will it take unfeasibly long to brute force a password? If not, what tools do you suggest that do so automatically?
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Are password protected files immune or vulnerable to virus?

Are password protected files immune or vulnerable to virus? I constantly password protect my files using winrar. And I noticed that it raises an alarm whenever I will scan it using my antivirus ...
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Need a php based filemanager with support for extracting RAR/ZIP?

Is there any php based filemanager with RAR support that I can host on my server?
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What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? [closed]

Anything built-in? (E.g. command line tools.) Any well-regarded software? Update: I like The Unarchiver, but vote up your favourite, or add it as an answer if it isn’t there.
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What's the advantage of using RAR's?

The RAR file format is somewhat new to me and I'm trying to understand why people are switching to it over the "zip" file format. What's so special about RAR's? My initial assertion is that it's a ...
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Is there a RAR extractor (for multiple rar files like .r00 etc.) that will use all of my quad cores?

I've got a quad core Intel processor. I've got a big file split into little ones as RAR files, foo.r00, foo.r01, etc. which the RAR program extracts into one file/directory. Is there a RAR program ...
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Compressed Folder Wizard - other archive formats

Anybody know of a shell extension to make other archive formats, such as RAR, work with Windows' built-in Compressed Folder Wizard?
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Converting ZIP to RAR and vice versa?

It's just a simple problem that I'm having. I have about 500 RAR archive files and 300 ZIP files which I want to burn on DVD and give to someone else. Basically, these are 800 different archives. Not ...
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Compressing with RAR vs ZIP

A lot of people are compressing files with RAR, sending compressed files with RAR and so on. ZIP is more standard and works on all platforms. Windows users have ZIP included and Linux users have no ...