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1. What is this
This is a very simple interface to the rar binary. And RAR is a popular
compression format in the PC-side-of-the-life. Keep in mind that the RAR
format won't support OSX-specific flags (ie, resource fork). For
advanced options, use the rar binary in CLI mode itself, or look for
Use the Preferences window to adjust some settings (password if needed,
segments if needed, etc.) and then drop onto Rarify's icon your
file(s)/folder(s) in order to compress them.
3. Requirements & Installation
Rarify will run under OS X 10.4 and 10.5, both Intel and PPC architectures.
1. Drop Rarify onto your favorite location.
Due to licensing issues, I prefer you install the rar binary manually
yourself (so you can read its readme, read its license, purchase a copy
or whatever you wish).
2. Install if needed the rar binary. To do so:
-Go to http://www.rarlabs.com/ downloads section.
-Choose your favorite download (usually, the newer version of the rar binary for OS X) and download it.
-Make a new Finder window ("Apple + N"). Type "Apple + Shift + G". Type "/usr/local/bin".
-Now, copy the unpacked "rar" binary file onto the "/usr/local/bin" window. Authenticate as administrator if needed.
If you prefer not doing such a thing (!), you can copy as well the rar binary to the following destination (instead of "/usr/bin" or "/usr/local/bin"):
3. You can instead use the "Update RAR binary..." menu item under the
application menu and these steps will be done automagically by Rarify.
- License: Freeware
- Author/Publisher: Pescados Software
- Modification Date: November 23, 2008
- Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher