RAR (file format)

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Filename extension.rar, .rev, formerly .r00, .r01, etc.
Internet media typeapplication/x-rar-compressed , application/octet-stream
Developed byEugene Roshal
Type of formatArchive format

In computing, RAR is a archival file format that allows data compression, error recovery, and file spanning. It was created by Eugene Roshal (that is why it is named RAR: Roshal ARchive) and is now licensed to Win.RAR GmbH.[1]

RAR File Archiver Software[change | change source]

The following is an example of file archiver software by platforms. For a comprehensive list see Comparison of file archivers.

Windows[change | change source]

Linux[change | change source]

Mac OS X[change | change source]

DOS[change | change source]

OS/2[change | change source]

FreeBSD[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Imprint".