WinRAR

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WinRAR
WinRAR-Logo.png
WinRAR screenshot.png
WinRAR 4.11 in Windows 7
Developer(s)Eugene Roshal, Alexander Roshal
Initial release1995
Stable release5.01 (December 3, 2013; 3 months ago (2013-12-03)[1]) [±]
Preview release5.10 beta 2 (April 5, 2014; 0 days ago (2014-04-05)) [±]
Development statusCurrent
Written inC++
Operating system

Up to and including 3.93: Windows 95, 98, Me[2]
Up to and including 4.11: 2000
Current releases: XP, Vista, 7, 8

Supported via Wine: Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux and other x86/x86-64 POSIX OSes
Available in42 languages
TypeFile archiver
LicenseCommercial, Proprietary, Shareware, Nagware
WebsitePrimary: www.rarlab.com
Secondary: www.win-rar.com
 
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WinRAR
WinRAR-Logo.png
WinRAR screenshot.png
WinRAR 4.11 in Windows 7
Developer(s)Eugene Roshal, Alexander Roshal
Initial release1995
Stable release5.01 (December 3, 2013; 3 months ago (2013-12-03)[1]) [±]
Preview release5.10 beta 2 (April 5, 2014; 0 days ago (2014-04-05)) [±]
Development statusCurrent
Written inC++
Operating system

Up to and including 3.93: Windows 95, 98, Me[2]
Up to and including 4.11: 2000
Current releases: XP, Vista, 7, 8

Supported via Wine: Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux and other x86/x86-64 POSIX OSes
Available in42 languages
TypeFile archiver
LicenseCommercial, Proprietary, Shareware, Nagware
WebsitePrimary: www.rarlab.com
Secondary: www.win-rar.com

WinRAR is a shareware file archiver and data compression utility developed by Eugene Roshal and distributed by Alexander Roshal,[3] first released in autumn of 1993.[4] It uses the RAR archive file format, proprietary to its developer, and can also create archives in the ZIP format. [5] WinRAR runs under Microsoft Windows in GUI mode; there are command-line versions, called "RAR", for Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, Windows console mode, and MS-DOS.

From version 5, a new archive format, RAR5, is supported, incompatible with the previous one, but also using file extension .RAR.[6] With the introduction of RAR5, the older format is referred to as RAR4. The new version can open and create RAR4 archives, but older versions do not support RAR5 archives.

The software is distributed as a shareware and anyone may use it during a test period of 40 days at no charge. Following this test period, the software license requires purchase of a license to continue using the software. Usage of the software after the test period without purchasing a license is possible (it will show a warning), but according to the software license, it will result in immediate and automatic termination of the shareware license and may result in criminal or civil prosecution.[7]

Functions[edit]

There was a portable version of WinRAR called WinRAR Unplugged, which did not require installation or create dependencies on the host computer.

Version history[edit]

Easter eggs[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Latest changes in WinRAR". 
  2. ^ Serbian Cyrillic and Serbian Latin editions - up to and including 3.92, Valencian edition - up to and including 3.91.
  3. ^ WinRAR 3.40 release notes by Eugene Roshal (Russian)
  4. ^ "Interview by correspondence" (in Russian). 1997-2002 (see under 1997). Retrieved 2010-04-26.  (Russian)
  5. ^ Manuel Masiero (18 March 2013)"Compression Performance: 7-Zip, MagicRAR, WinRAR, WinZip" Tom's Hardware. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  6. ^ Martin Brinkmann (29 April 2013)"WinRAR 5.0 introduces the new RAR 5 format. What you need to know" Ghacks. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  7. ^ {citation |url=http://www.rarlab.com/license.htm |title=RAR and WinRAR END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (EULA) |accessdate=2014-01-04}
  8. ^ "Best Archive Tool - DonationCoder.com". DonationCoder.com. 2005-09-05. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  9. ^ WinRAR 5.00 beta 5 Release Notes
  10. ^ Jaymar Cabebe (15 June 2012)"WinRAR (32-bit). CNET Editors' Review" CNET. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  11. ^ Jaymar Cabebe (15 June 2012)"WinRAR (64-bit). CNET Editors' Review" CNET. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  12. ^ "WinRAR 5 Final Released" Techno360.in. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  13. ^ "WinRAR download and support. WinRAR is a powerful Windows tool to compress and decompress zip, rar and many other formats: Knowledge Base". Win-rar.com. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  14. ^ "WinRAR download and support. WinRAR is a powerful Windows tool to compress and decompress zip, rar and many other formats: WinRAR 3.70 beta 1 Released". Win-rar.com. 2007-01-10. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  15. ^ "WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files". Rarlab.com. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  16. ^ "WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files". Rarlab.com. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  17. ^ WinRAR 4.00 Release Notes
  18. ^ WinRAR 4.10 Release Notes
  19. ^ WinRAR 4.20 Release Notes
  20. ^ WinRAR 5.00 Release Notes
  21. ^ Roshan Karkera (5 January 2013)"Hidden Easter Egg in WinRAR Application" Techie inspire. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  22. ^ RAR1_51.EXE has 'packed color comments' visible in WinRAR.

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