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Unarchiver Provides LGPL RARv3 Extraction Tool 183

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An anonymous reader writes "Free software to support the RARv3 archive format has been listed on the FSF's High Priority Projects list for some time now. We've always had ways to create and extract free archive formats, using tools like GNU tar and Info-ZIP. The RARv3 format is proprietary, so we don't want it to replace these tools, but it's not uncommon to see it used for distributing multimedia files over the Internet. That means the lack of free software to extract RARv3 files has been sorely felt. We're happy to share the news that there's now a free software project to fill this gap, and we can mark this item as done. The Unarchiver is a small collection of software written by Dag Ågren."
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Unarchiver Provides LGPL RARv3 Extraction Tool

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  • by 1u3hr (530656) on Wednesday May 11, 2011 @12:44AM (#36090446)
    PS: It'd be real news if there was a free app to CREATE RAR archives.
  • The Unarchiver (Score:4, Interesting)

    by PhunkySchtuff (208108) <kai&automatica,com,au> on Wednesday May 11, 2011 @01:12AM (#36090552) Homepage

    I'll put in a big thanks for The Unarchiver.

    I deploy it as my standard unarchiving utility on all desktops I manage. It replaces the Mac OS X built-in BOMArchiveHelper which isn't as smart about handling extracting multiple files at once, and it handles a vast range of file formats that you'd otherwise have to resort to the command-line to deal with. News of it adding RARv3 is the icing on the cake - not that I've encountered a RARv3 file, but because now I don't need to worry if I do as my standard utility will deal with it.

    Big double-thumbs up to Dag Ågren. Cheers.

  • Re:Excellent! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by icebraining (1313345) on Wednesday May 11, 2011 @07:55AM (#36092126) Homepage

    What about Creative Commons licensed porn?

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