Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Software - Troubleshooting and Discussion > Applications > Winrar for Mac?

Winrar for Mac?
Thread Tools
MysticBronx
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Jun 2008
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 4, 2008, 05:05 AM
 
I'm looking for a rar application...i wish to compress a file and then divide it in to parts at the size i wish.....i have used winrar for this in windows, looking for this in mac...

please let me know...name of program that does this...

...MysticBronx
     
red rocket
Mac Elite
Join Date: Mar 2002
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 4, 2008, 07:22 AM
 
I use Gumby, but it’s old and abandonware, I think.

This one supposedly works, haven’t tested it:
BetterZip 1.6.2 software download - Mac OS X - VersionTracker
     
Sijmen
Dedicated MacNNer
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Netherlands
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 4, 2008, 10:10 AM
 
Winrar has an OSX version: WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files

Edit: no gui though
Apple Powerbook 17" 1,67 GHz, 2 gig RAM, 100 gig HDD, ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 128MB, Superdrive 8X
     
MysticBronx  (op)
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Jun 2008
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 4, 2008, 05:09 PM
 
Hi,
Thanks for your replies guys!

...Red Rocket... BetterZip.. Ihave tried already, doesn't let compact to rar in parts only zip, and then when i go to try and unpack in windows it gives an eror...unexpected error has occured....so this sucks.

Do you still have gumby? Does it work on Leopard?...Where can i download it?

...Sijmen... I have also seen this winrar for osx..but no gui interface....what are they waiting for?? Mac Rules!
is it complicated without? I mean through comand lines?

Thanks again guys...let me know if you know anything new....
     
mduell
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 4, 2008, 08:03 PM
 
The command line version of rar for OS X is easy to use.
     
red rocket
Mac Elite
Join Date: Mar 2002
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 5, 2008, 04:06 AM
 
Originally Posted by MysticBronx
Do you still have gumby? Does it work on Leopard?...Where can i download it?
Here’s a working download link:

http://gumby.misplacedmac.com/files/Gumby_50C.sit

You’ll have to test whether it works on Leopard. It’s not a Universal Binary, so it would have to run via OS X’s ‘Rosetta’ PPC emulator, meaning it might be slow, but it could work.

If it works, note that compression is a bit counterintuitive in Gumby, you have to press the option key to get it to compress rather than expand.
     
Peter
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: England | San Francisco
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 5, 2008, 04:37 AM
 
UnRarX works perfectly on Leopard.
also consider Split & Concat for splitting files.
we don't have time to stop for gas
     
red rocket
Mac Elite
Join Date: Mar 2002
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 5, 2008, 04:54 AM
 
He wants to make RAR archives, UnRarX only expands them.
     
Cold Warrior
Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Polwaristan
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 5, 2008, 07:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by mduell View Post
The command line version of rar for OS X is easy to use.
Is it built into the OS (10.4, 10.), and what's the command?

I assume a 'man x' where x = rar cmd in terminal will tell me the basics.
     
Arkham_c
Mac Elite
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 5, 2008, 10:00 AM
 
Why would you want to make rar files on OSX? It's a bizarre PC format.

On OSX, the preferred format for archiving multiple files should be tar in most cases, or zip if you need to maintain Mac resource fork information.

If you want to split a file into multiple files, use the command line tool "split".
Mac Pro 2x 2.66 GHz Dual core, Apple TV 160GB, two Windows XP PCs
     
mduell
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 5, 2008, 05:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by Sijmen View Post
Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
Is it built into the OS (10.4, 10.), and what's the command?

I assume a 'man x' where x = rar cmd in terminal will tell me the basics.
Reading comprehension
     
Cold Warrior
Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Polwaristan
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 5, 2008, 06:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by mduell View Post
Reading comprehension
Don't be an ass.
It was a link to an app known for being a Windows GUI tool, and the link title doesn't mention a cmd line version.
     
red rocket
Mac Elite
Join Date: Mar 2002
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 6, 2008, 03:21 AM
 
Originally Posted by Arkham_c
Why would you want to make rar files on OSX? It's a bizarre PC format.
Not presuming to speak for the OP, but if you like downloading files in excess of several hundred megabytes off the web, they tend to be split into multiple .rar segments. Similar thing for e-books, people like to distribute them as concatenated .rar + .jpg files. If you involve yourself in either of these activities, you’ll have peers 99% of whom will be using the RAR format as a matter of course, and be expecting you to do the same when you upload something. Besides, the potential compression ratio is better than with .tar or .zip.
     
MysticBronx  (op)
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Jun 2008
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 7, 2008, 03:54 AM
 
thank you red rocket...very well said....and true....

ok going to see what i can do...

thanks alot guys!!!!!!!
     
Curiosity
Senior User
Join Date: Jul 2006
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 8, 2008, 02:02 AM
 
SimplyRAR is supposed to be able to split files that it archives.
     
himself
Mac Elite
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Live at the BBQ
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 9, 2008, 01:48 AM
 
The Unarchiver is great, and it supports an assload of common and obscure archive formats. And it's free.
"Bill Gates can't guarantee Windows... how can you guarantee my safety?"
-John Crichton
     
MysticBronx  (op)
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Jun 2008
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 9, 2008, 01:41 PM
 
Hi again!

Been checking things out....."himself"...The Unarchiver is great, but its a simple extractor....I'm looking for a program that compacts and in parts...and in rar format

"Curiosity" ... you hit the bullseye! SimplyRAR...its sweet!!! Looks Good! Using it right now! Simple GUI!

Just one question... when i select the option to split archive when compacting, it has the option "Split volumes into:" and has an option that i like..."user defined" but it does not show a field where i can insert the value or i desire...could it be a bug? or i'm not seeing it.....

please let me know....seems perfect for what i'm looking for so far...

"mduell" the rar comand line for osX maybe simple...but nothing beats a nice and simple interface to work with...

OH Yeah.... Congrats PORTUGAL!!!! well Played!!!!

     
Curiosity
Senior User
Join Date: Jul 2006
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 10, 2008, 02:34 AM
 
I have never had to create archives where I had to split things into pieces and archive the pieces separately. I have no idea. I confirmed that SimplyRAR can create .rar archives, but went no further with it.
     
MysticBronx  (op)
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Jun 2008
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jun 10, 2008, 03:31 PM
 
oh ok... its ok...its perfect for my needs...thanks!

     
   
Thread Tools
 
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:56 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2017 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,