From your homepage: Packer-plugins (zip/rar)?

  • Vacon

    Vacon - 2007-06-04

    Hello everyone,

    as I read on your homepage you suggest someone to write a plugin for zip and rar-files.
    Doesn't make that job?
    7-Zip's strength arises from supporting quite a lot of archives.

    Best regards!

    • Isshou

      Isshou - 2007-06-04

      As I briefly looked over 7-Zip plugin in pluginst.inf is only 7z extension so I think it can handle only 7-Zip archives. 7-Zip is for sure very good in compression but I think many people use at least ZIP because almost everything downloadable from internet is packed in this (maybe 7-Zip can handle it, I don't know, I don't test it yet). And RAR is wide-spread used too so I think support for these two archives would be very useful.
      But writing packer plugins is not priority for me now, I will take a look on that later if nobody else will because there are more importing things to do :) .

    • dott

      dott - 2007-07-03

      There is another plugin( ) that use 7za.exe from "7-Zip file manager" installation.
      Perhaps it is possible to use it to work with .zip & .rar archives, since 7-ZIP handles those types of file and others more.

    • dott

      dott - 2007-07-03

      There is a plugin that handle multivolumen RAR files(unpak only)

      But FileCommander crash when I try to use it.

    • Isshou

      Isshou - 2007-07-03

      I will test it, thanks for info.

    • Isshou

      Isshou - 2007-07-04

      I tested the fhRAR plugin and for the first time it crashed me too :-) . The "problem" is that there is unrar.dll file distributed with the plugin and the plugin can't find it because working directory is the one you start File Commander from. I will change (fix) this till next release. Till that time please copy unrar.dll to File Commander's directory (or the one you start it from) and it should work.
      But I tested it only little - just extract few files. The plugin also support multivolume RAR but File Commander doesn't (yet), as well as compression and testing.


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