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RAR Archives (Roshal Archive file format) is a proprietary format for storing information created by Eugene Roshal.
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RAR Archives (Roshal Archive file format) is a proprietary format for storing information created by Eugene Roshal. The format is currently handled by Alexander Roshal, Eugene's relative.
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==Format==
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The file has the magic number of:
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<pre>52 61 72 21 1A 07 00</pre>
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==Metadata==
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==Sub-formats==
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The RAR format is comprised of many sub-formats that have changed over the years. The different formats and their descriptions are as follows:
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:*
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==Software==
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This only way to create a RAR file is using the [http://www.rarlab.com/ Winrar software]. There are several implementations of the process to open a RAR file (commonly known as the "unrar" process). Some of them are:
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;unrarLib
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:* RAR file unarchiver written in C
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:* Easy implementation with a header file and the source code file
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:* [http://www.unrarlib.org/ Information Link]
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;WinRAR
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:* Only software that can create and open a RAR file
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:* Distributed by a proprietary license
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:* [http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm WinRAR executable for Windows]
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;UnRAR
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:* Created by Eugene Roshal for opening up RAR files only
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:* May not be used to reverse engineer the RAR file format and create RAR files
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:* Source code provided for people to implement/integrate methods of opening RAR files
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:* Additionally, implementations of UnRAR are available for a plethora of operating systems
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:* [http://www.rarlab.com/rar_add.htm Download Link]
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;The Unarchiver
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:* Utility made for Mac OSX to open a multitude of files, including RAR files
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:* Very handy for dealing with multiple file types
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:* [http://code.google.com/p/theunarchiver/downloads/list Source Code Download]
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:* [http://unarchiver.c3.cx/ Information Website]
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;7-Zip
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:* Utility made for Windows applications to open a multitude of files, including RAR files
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:* [http://www.7-zip.org/download.html Download Link]
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==See Also==
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAR Wikipedia: RAR]
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[[Category:File Formats]]

Revision as of 17:46, 30 March 2012

RAR Archives (Roshal Archive file format) is a proprietary format for storing information created by Eugene Roshal. The format is currently handled by Alexander Roshal, Eugene's relative.

Format

The file has the magic number of:

52 61 72 21 1A 07 00

Metadata

Sub-formats

The RAR format is comprised of many sub-formats that have changed over the years. The different formats and their descriptions are as follows:

Software

This only way to create a RAR file is using the Winrar software. There are several implementations of the process to open a RAR file (commonly known as the "unrar" process). Some of them are:

unrarLib
  • RAR file unarchiver written in C
  • Easy implementation with a header file and the source code file
  • Information Link
WinRAR
UnRAR
  • Created by Eugene Roshal for opening up RAR files only
  • May not be used to reverse engineer the RAR file format and create RAR files
  • Source code provided for people to implement/integrate methods of opening RAR files
  • Additionally, implementations of UnRAR are available for a plethora of operating systems
  • Download Link
The Unarchiver
7-Zip
  • Utility made for Windows applications to open a multitude of files, including RAR files
  • Download Link

See Also