is a compressed archive format. RAR was developed by Eugene Roshal. His main product is WinRAR, which is free for trial use only. He has also released source code
for decoding RAR archives, under a licence that allows free distribution and modification, but forbids its use to build a compatible encoder. The encoding method is held to be proprietary
ZIP - 7-Zip - CAB - LHA - DGCA - GCA
- RAR add-ons - UnRAR for various platforms, including Eugene Roshal's source code
- unrarlib - a library for decoding RAR (version 2) archives based on the Roshal's code.
- 7-Zip is an LGPL licenced utility that supports 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, CPIO, RPM and DEB.