On 09/07/2020 13.14, cagsm wrote:
On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 12:28 PM Carlos E. R. email@example.com wrote:
Rar is proprietary, so if they make changes and do not publish how to decode them, there is nothing that can be done on the Linux camp. And if they publish them, it takes time.
that's when I asked about 7zip open source project. all these linuxes I come across seem to use some ancient 7zip 4.56 or something very old as a codebase or proted project.
I don't know, I'm not very familiar with 7zip.
But, you can install the proprietary version of rar (shareware), and at least test if those archives can be opened.
I do not have test archives with the new formats to try myself.
okay I never used proprietary software on linux, so how would I go about it? how do I install shareware rar? you mean from their rarlab webpage or something? how does one actually make sure that some commercial or proprietary soft-ware doesnt infect one's system right to its core or doesnt bring you all the spyware and more?
Rar is safe, I have used it occasionally. You would go to their web page, and download the Linux version for trial. I see version 5.91, which is the same number as for WinRAR. But the Linux version is command line only.
It is good software, but it does not support Linux permissions or attributes, thus its usefulness in Linux is limited.
If you like it and want to keep using it, then you have to pay them, per their instructions somewhere. I don't know the price.
then again, maybe a wine approach would even be better just came to my mind, and use the original 7zip windows binaries over there. never done that before either.
Might work. It will run slower, though.