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Old 06-25-2006, 05:49 PM   #1
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rar question


this s/b easy... but, it isn't.

i know how to unrar files using "unrar e filename".

i know ark has rasr and unrar facilities, but it doesn't appear to handle encryption (password protection.

how do i rar files *and* password protect them?

i looked up rar in synaptic and there is a shareware version of rar (not sure if it supports passwords, either), but no FOSS version. i looked to see if unrar had the capability to rar files and i didn't see that capability.

is everyone using registered shareware rar to rar files? does it have the capability to password protect the files?

also, while i'm at it, is there any way to right click on a rar file, send it to an unrar program and then have the program automatically ask for the password, if it exists (like in windows)? that method is much more efficient that CLing it.

ps - not complaining at all - just pursuing a more perfect computing experience...

tia...
 
Old 06-25-2006, 09:39 PM   #2
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rar-2.80 may be what u need, i always use rar x instead of unrar anyways. what distro u using, if you use debs maybe i can find one of it for ya
 
Old 06-26-2006, 01:36 AM   #3
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rar-2.80 may be what u need, i always use rar x instead of unrar anyways. what distro u using, if you use debs maybe i can find one of it for ya
Azriel, thanks. rar and rar-2.80 are both shareware, not FOSS. they requie a $20 (i think that's the amount) payment if you want to use it past 40 days.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 01:50 AM   #4
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Azriel, thanks. rar and rar-2.80 are both shareware, not FOSS. they requie a $20 (i think that's the amount) payment if you want to use it past 40 days.
then maybe you shouldn't use a proprietary format like RAR
 
Old 06-26-2006, 12:25 PM   #5
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then maybe you shouldn't use a proprietary format like RAR
spooon, good point. i didn't realize the format was proprietary.

i guess i'm looking at working with 7-zip or a combination of BZIP2, TAR and GnuPG.


thanks for the proprietary heads up.
 
  


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