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BetterZip can create archives with these formats: ZIP, TAR, TGZ, TBZ, TXZ, 7-ZIP, XAR, and — using the external commandline utility — RAR.
BetterZip can currently open and extract over 30 archive formats including: ZIP, TAR, TGZ, TBZ, TXZ, 7-ZIP, RAR, Apple Disk Images (DMG), TNEF (winmail.dat), ARJ, LHA, LZH, ISO, CHM, CAB, CPIO/CPGZ, DEB, RPM, StuffIt's SIT and SITX, BinHex, MacBinary, ePub, JAR/WAR/EAR/SAR/PAR/WSR Java archives, CBZ/CBR e-books, GZip, BZip2, WIM.
Download File Size: 11.2 MB
DropDMG is a utility for creating disk images in Mac OS X's .dmg format. Disk images are a wonderful way of packing entire folders or disks into a single file, either for transport across the Internet or simply for archival. They are Apple's preferred format for distributing Mac OS X software. Unlike other formats, disk images preserve both long filenames and Mac and Unix metadata. Their contents may be accessed using the Disk Copy application that's included with Mac OS X. Although Disk Copy can also create disk images, DropDMG is more powerful and easier to use.
Download File Size: 16 MB
GUI Tar 1.2.4
GUI Tar is a wrapper application which acts as the front end to the tar, gzip, and bzip2 UNIX utilities. The operating system itself handles the complicated work, while GUI Tar provides a pleasant and easy method to interact with these system tools. GUI Tar is divided into two sections: Extractor and Compressor.
Extractor * Able to uncompress files in .tar, .tar.gz, .dmg.gz, .gz, .tgz, .tar.z, .z, .Z, .tar.Z, .taz, .bz, .bz2, and .zip formats.
* Compress and archive files as .tar, .tgz, .gz, or .bz2.
* Archive files and folders from multiple locations, instead of being restricted to just one directory.
* Receive the same power of Aladdin System's DropTar for free.
Download File Size: 3.7 MB
Keka is a Mac OSX GUI for p7zip (7-zip/7zip port), Unrar and Unace. Keka tries to be the easiest and quickest archiver for Mac.
Download File Size: 20.9 MB
MacPAR deLuxe 5.0.1
MacPAR deLuxe is a utility program that runs on the Apple Macintosh. It is useful to you if you download (or upload) binary files from internet newsgroups (a.k.a. "Usenet").
Often, binary content comes in the form of sets of many files that together form a "rar" archive. MacPAR deLuxe assist you in combining these files after the download finishes.
- It verifies that the file set is complete, and all files are undamaged. MacPAR deLuxe can recover missing information by processing so called "par" and "par2" files.
- After the verification step, MacPAR deLuxe unpacks the data. If possible with its built-in unrar engine, or otherwise by launching the appropriate program.
Download File Size: 2.3 MB
Pacifist is a shareware application that opens Mac OS X .pkg package files, .dmg disk images, and .tar, .tgz, and .tar.gz file archives and allows you to extract individual files and folders out of them. This is useful, for instance, if an application which is installed by the operating system becomes damaged and needs to be reinstalled without the hassle of reinstalling all of Mac OS X. Pacifist is also able to verify existing installations and find missing or altered files*, and Pacifist can also examine the kernel extensions installed in your system to let you see what installer installed them, and whether the installer was made by Apple or a third-party.
Download File Size: 21.2 MB
p7zip is a port of 7za.exe for POSIX systems like Unix (Linux, Solaris, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Cygwin, AIX, ...), MacOS X and BeOS.
7za.exe is the command line version of 7-zip, see http://www.7-zip.org/.
7-Zip is a file archiver with the highest compression ratio.
Download File Size: 4.2 MB
RAR is a compression and decompression program that allows you to save files, password protect them, or even take large files and break them up into many smaller parts. RAR is available for several platforms, and you can even download the decompression part for free.
Download File Size: 579 Kb
RAR Expander 0.85b4
RAR Expander is a MacOSX program which extracts the files contained in RAR archives. It supports both single and multi-part archives, and has support for password-protected archives as well. It uses the official unRAR library internally so it is fully compatible with archives produced by WinRAR. RAR Expander also features AppleScript support, and includes a few useful example scripts for expanding multiple archives at once.
Download File Size: 405 Kb
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 other interfaces.
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.
Download File Size: 88 Kb
StuffIt Expander 16.0.6
Mac free file extractor. Expander allows you to access StuffIt files, uncompress Zip archives, and decompress RAR files, TAR, GZIP, BZIP archives, and more. Just drag, drop, and you're done.
Download File Size: 11.4 MB
The Unarchiver 4.0
The Unarchiver is a much more capable replacement for "BOMArchiveHelper.app", the built-in archive unpacker program in Mac OS X. The Unarchiver is designed to handle many more formats than BOMArchiveHelper, and to better fit in with the design of the Finder. It can also handle filenames in foreign character sets, created with non-English versions of other operating systems. I personally find it useful for opening Japanese archives, but it should handle many other languages just as well.
Supported file formats include Zip, Tar-GZip, Tar-BZip2, Rar, 7-zip, LhA, StuffIt and many other more or less obscure formats.
Download File Size: 13.3 MB
I dislike .pkg files on Mac OS X. I don't like how they can touch any part of the system they want. Many times the installer files are useless anyway; all they do is make sure an app is installed in /Applications, for example, which I can handle myself, thank you very much. So this utility simply unpacks all the files in a package. Very handy, and GNU GPL free too!
Note: Unpkg does not touch you system at all except for the folder where the unpacking takes places. Because it does not move files around in your system (on purpose), you should not use unpkg to install, say, incremental OS X updates. But if you just need to get a kext from that package, for example, then unpkg is exactly what you need.
Download File Size: 679 Kb
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