Posted on Friday, March 31 2006 @ 16:08:06 CEST by LSDsmurf
Multithreaded version of RAR compression algorithm improves the
compression speed on computers with several CPU, dual core CPU and
processors with hyperthreading technology. Multithreading is enabled by
default, but you can disable it in "General" part of
In the command line mode you can control multithreading with -mt switch.
WinRAR can display the folder tree panel allowing to navigate in disk and
archive folders. Use "Options/Folder tree" submenu to enable the
folder tree. It can be configured separately in file and archive management
Folder tree replaces "Browse for folder" command previously
available in "File" menu and uses its Ctrl+T keyboard shortcut.
Now WinRAR "Rename" command also works with ZIP archives.
Previous versions could rename files only in RAR archives.
Added decompression of LZH archives created with "-lh7-"
New "Remove duplicate folders from extraction path" option in
If this option is on and you unpack an archive which root folder has no
files and only one 'somename' folder and if destination folder is new or
empty and also ends with '/somename', WinRAR will exclude one 'somename'
from resulting 'somename/somename' path.
New "Define volume sizes..." button in
"Settings/Compression". This button activates "Define volume
sizes" dialog. Here you can customize the list of predefined volume
sizes associated with "Split to volumes, bytes" field in archiving
Speed of RAR general compression increased for some data types. Depending
on data type and size the gain may achieve 5 - 15%.
New "Rename automatically" option in the extraction dialog and
command line -or switch to rename extracted files automatically if file with
the same name already exists. You can also enable the auto-renaming mode
directly from the overwrite confirmation prompt with "Rename All"
Renamed files will get names like 'filename(N).txt', where 'filename.txt' is
the original file name and 'N' is a number.
"Set modification time" option in "Advanced" part of
extraction dialog is accessible also for ZIP archives. Previously it could
be changed only for RAR archives.
"Multithreading" option added to "Benchmark and hardware
test" command, so you can compare performance of usual and
multithreaded versions of RAR compression algorithm.
New 'ch' (change archive parameters) command line mode command. Its
purpose is to apply switches like -av, -tl and -cl to archive.
New 'cv' command line mode command. It provides the command line interface
to WinRAR "Convert archives" command. It is supported only by
winrar.exe, not by rar.exe.
New command line -sl and -sm switches to set size limits of processing
New command line -fcu[file] switch allows to read archive comments from
Unicode files. It also modifies behavior of "cw" command, setting
the comment output format to Unicode.
7Z added to list of formats stored without compression when using -ms
switch without a parameter.
Switch -e[+] is now supported by most of command line operations including
extracting and deleting files. Previously it was supported by only archiving
It is allowed to use environment variables in archive name in archiving
dialog, in destination path in extraction dialog, in folder names on
"Compression" and "Paths" pages in WinRAR settings. For
example, you can enter '%temp%' in "Folder for temporary files"
Program Information Category:
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Shareware Version: 3.60 beta 1 Size: 0.98MB Works on: Windows