RAR Tools

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  1. Nikon223

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    Hi,

    I am looking for a RAR or 7z application for my Mac. Looking for something as close as I can get to WinRar or 7z for windows but on my mac. Tried all the 7zX and Ezx and Archiver. I am wanting a free version.

    Cheers!
     
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    I use a program called "the unarchiver" it's available in the Mac App Store never had a problem with it :cool:

    Let me know how you go
     
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    Yeah I use it as well, but I am wanting something to make archives as well.
     
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    Perhaps look at zipeg. I am not sure if it does 7zip however. I must admit I usually use it for decompressing, and use terminal for archiving.
     
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    Izarc?? not sure if its mac compatible tho?

    Sorry but it's not :(
     
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    Does not seem to work with OS X. But there is an iOS version weird they did not include an OS X variant.
     
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    Thanks this works just fine. It's no WinRar but then again I'm not on Windows.

    Cheers!
     
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    I am curious, does Mac OS have something like p7zip on Linux which runs from terminal command line?
     
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    I just meant that Linux has the p7zip packages. If you install p7zip-full p7zip-rar rar unrar and xz-utils, you have basically every format covered from your command line. Easy. I was just curious as to whether Mac OS had anything similar to this.
     
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    If you're on a mac os machine and missing the linux way of installing things from repos with yum/apt, have a look at macports and homebrew. I use the former, never had any reason to check out the latter.



    Macports has p7zip, unrar etc etc
     
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    Rudix is generally better (more Maclike), if it has a binary for the package you want of course.

    http://rudix.org/packages/p7zip.html

    Although as a linux guy you might prefer a full blown package manager.
     
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    some good suggestions in here, but tbh.. is it really necessary?

    mac can zip things natively and is there any real need to 7zip or rar it? the difference in compression really isnt all that great and it isnt like we are trying to cram as much as we can onto 1.44mb floppies any more.


    having said that, i use the macports variant myself and it does what i need.


    the biggest reason for these alternate tools i have found is actually decompression rather then compression.
     
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    Yes I do need to use 7z as I upload files to Dropbox and what not. The smaller the filer the less time I have to sit here with a useless connection. 7z has a significant advantage in compression when it comes to certain file types.

    So yeah it's needed.
     
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    I'm not too sure whether you are using compression tools incorrectly or you are simply misunderstood, but compression software is absolutely needed. Absolutely needed! Expecially in the world of software development.

    As a test, I just compressed a directory of 202MB worth of source code files in to multiple compression formats. You'll notice below the huge difference in sizes not only between compression formats but also from the original directory > compressed archive.

    Code:
    [chris@redhat]~/Desktop% ls -l
    total 138664
    -rw-rw-r--.   1 chris chris 19653269 May 18 14:59 cmd.7z
    -rw-rw-r--.   1 chris chris 40158306 May 18 15:20 cmd.rar
    -rw-rw-r--.   1 chris chris 19390260 May 18 15:51 cmd.tar.lzma
    -rw-rw-r--.   1 chris chris 19393540 May 18 15:40 cmd.tar.xz
    -rw-rw-r--.   1 chris chris 43365327 May 18 14:52 cmd.zip
    Code:
    [B]Summary:[/B]
    format = original size > compressed size
    7z = 202MB > 19MB
    rar = 202MB > 40MB
    lzma = 202MB > 19MB
    xz = 202MB > 19MB
    zip = 202MB > 43MB
     

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