as I read on your homepage you suggest someone to write a plugin for zip and rar-files.
Doesn't http://www.totalcmd.net/plugring/7zip_plugin.html make that job?
7-Zip's strength arises from supporting quite a lot of archives.
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 :) .
There is another plugin( http://www.totalcmd.net/plugring/7z_plugin.html ) 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.
There is a plugin that handle multivolumen RAR files(unpak only)
But FileCommander crash when I try to use it.
I will test it, thanks for info.
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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