What is the best RAR tool for Mac OSX? Please help...

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  1. maxap macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys!!

    Here is my situation, any help will be highly appreciated.
    I am looking for a RAR archiver (don't ask why... because I used it a lot on my Windows machine) in order to create split RAR-archives.
    But there is no good RAR programme for the Macs!

    Yesterday I found RARMe and it has been working very well... Today it doesn't want to create archives anymore.
    I switched to Rarify, which is a very simple programme but it does what it has to do. The problem is that it is too simple and I still need some options...

    Could you tell me how YOU solve this problem of not having a good RAR-tool on OSX? Which programme is the best?

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. byocrysis macrumors regular

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  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Seconded. Best Unrar tool on Mac OS X.

    Not sure of any good ones to create Rar archives though. Most Linux applications work fine on Mac OS X if you compile them from source. Have you tried seeing what Linux apps are available?
     
  4. maxap thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes... I also use UnRarX for unpacking... but I need also a tool for creating archives...
     
  5. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Rarlab have rar for OSX no Gui it's terminal only.
     
  6. maxap thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You tell things that everybody incl. me already knows... I know that there is a shareware terminal based rar application which can be downloaded at rarlabs.com.
    I am looking for a good GUI which can utilize that rar application.
    Hopefully somebody will be able to help me....
     
  7. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    You may want to make it clear when asking a question what you want unless I'm going blind and you mentioned you wanted a Gui app.
     
  8. maxap thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought I was pretty clear on that: I needed a tool to create split Rar-archives not to extract them...
    Anyway, hope anybody has some ideas...
     
  9. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    SimplyRAR if you need a GUI - but RAR in terminal is much faster.
     
  10. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    You appear to be labouring under a misapprehension about the abilities of rar,but fire ahead don't let me stop you.
     
  11. maxap thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thx for your reactions guys... I will try SimpyRar...
     

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