iOS How to unrar ?

aibo99

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Hi,

I need to unrar (decompress) some rar files.

Which library should I use to unrar files in iOS ?

Thanks
 

mscriv

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I'm going to assume you are talking about OSX and not iOS as Spinnerlys pointed out. I've had good experiences with:

Stuffit - low cost
Springy - low cost
Zipeg - free

I primarily use Springy, but every now and then it will hiccup on a file and in those instances Zipeg usually has no trouble with it.
 

Nermal

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I apologise! The original post was indeed talking about iOS however I skimread it and assumed that the OP was talking about OS X. I then made matters worse by moving the thread into the Mac Basics forum. Sorry about all the confusion!
 

spinnerlys

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I apologise! The original post was indeed talking about iOS however I misread it and assumed that the OP was talking about OS X. I then made matters worse by moving the thread into the Mac Basics forum. Sorry about all the confusion!
Thanks for clarifying that.

But as far as I know, there is no way of unpacking archives (.zip, .rar, ...) on iOS devices, or is it possible with a jail-broken one?
 

PhoneyDeveloper

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There are some sources of info on rar files and source code for unrar online. I doubt that there's anything built in to iOS for this. Some of the source code may be encumbered with GPL or other licensing restrictions.

http://www.rarlab.com/rar_add.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unrar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAR

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_q=rar+source+code&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&num=100&lr=&as_filetype=&ft=i&as_sitesearch=&as_qdr=all&as_rights=&as_occt=any&cr=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&safe=off
 

aibo99

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Jul 25, 2010
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Thank you for your reply.

I need to decompress the RAR files in iOS lilke iPhone or iPad. How to do that ?

Thanks again.
 

PhoneyDeveloper

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I need to decompress the RAR files in iOS lilke iPhone or iPad. How to do that ?

If that question is aimed at me then you need to look at the links I posted. There is source code that you can use to add to your software that will unrar rar files. I'm not sure what more than that I can say unless you give more details about what you want to do.

I'm not an expert on rar files. I just looked on the internet for those sources.