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    I downloaded unrar package from software.opensuse. and installed, then the Ark support to extract the rar file, but not to modify the content inside the rar file, how can I do?

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    did you try to drag and drop stuff from the rar ?
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    On 2013-06-28 06:06, motutus wrote:
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    > I downloaded unrar package from software.opensuse. and installed, then
    > the Ark support to extract the rar file, but not to modify the content
    > inside the rar file, how can I do?


    Because the "unrar" package only does un-rar, that is expand. It can not
    _compress_ to a rar file. Modifying contents means in fact expanding,
    adding/removing files, then compress again.

    And to compress you need the full rar package, which is not gratis nor
    free. It is shareware. You test it for about a month, then pay them if
    you want to continue using it.

    You can get it from packman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    did you try to drag and drop stuff from the rar ?
    Drag and drop doesn't work.
    But there is "Add File..." and "Add Folder..." in the "Action" menu, those work (I just tried).

    But you need to have rar (available on Packman) installed for that to work.
    Unrar only does unpacking just as the name implies.

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    On 2013-06-28 12:16, wolfi323 wrote:
    > But you need to have rar (available on Packman) installed for that to
    > work.


    And you need to pay money for it. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Drag and drop doesn't work.
    Btw. I just saw that this should be fixed in 4.10.5:
    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=308282
    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=312693

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    Default Re: modify rar

    drag and drop works for "rar" files with xarchiver and file-roller
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    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    drag and drop works for "rar" files with xarchiver and file-roller
    Ok, but the OP was asking about Ark.
    And drag and drop doesn't really work there at all at the moment, so suggesting to try that won't help him.

    It should be fixed in KDE 4.10.5 though which will be released next Tuesday. But of course it will take a few weeks longer until it is in the 12.3 update repo...

    Anyway, this is not about drag and drop support, but about modifying a RAR archive.
    And I suspect xarchiver or file-roller don't support that either with just unrar installed. (or maybe they use something else for .RAR support?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Ok, but the OP was asking about Ark.
    And drag and drop doesn't really work there at all at the moment, so suggesting to try that won't help him.

    It should be fixed in KDE 4.10.5 though which will be released next Tuesday. But of course it will take a few weeks longer until it is in the 12.3 update repo...

    Anyway, this is not about drag and drop support, but about modifying a RAR archive.
    And I suspect xarchiver or file-roller don't support that either with just unrar installed. (or maybe they use something else for .RAR support?)
    I probably have rar installed from packman 😉
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    On 2013-06-29 11:26, wolfi323 wrote:
    > Anyway, this is not about drag and drop support, but about modifying a
    > RAR archive.
    > And I suspect xarchiver or file-roller don't support that either with
    > just unrar installed. (or maybe they use something else for .RAR
    > support?)


    No, impossible. RAR is not an open format, it is closed. You can freely
    uncompress them, because they published the method, so there exists an
    open "unrar" program. There is also the code for rar version 1
    compression, it is also published. But the compression method used in
    version 2 was not published nor reverse engineered: so if you want to
    use the format you have to pay money to their devs, it is shareware.

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