• What's New in Version 5.50 Beta1

    From Janis Kracht@1:2320/100 to All on Mon Apr 17 15:52:06 2017
    RAR - What's new in the latest version

    Version 5.50 beta 1

    1. RAR uses RAR 5.0 archive format by default. You can change it to
    RAR 4.x compatible format with -ma4 command line switch.

    2. Added support for 1 nanosecond file time precision on Unix platform.

    3. You can specify 'f' charset value in -sc switch to use UTF-8
    encoding. For example:

    rar a -scfl arcname @filelist.txt

    to read contents of filelist.txt as UTF-8 text.

    4. RAR "lt" and "vt" commands display file times with nanosecond
    precision. Such precision is used in RAR5 archives created
    by RAR/Unix 5.50. Archives created by Windows RAR version
    have 100ns file time precision.

    5. Only '+', '-' and '1' precision modifiers are supported
    in -ts switch now. Use '+' to store the file time with maximum
    precision, '-' to omit the file time and '1' to store it with
    1 second precision. Intermediate precision modes previously
    defined with '2' and '3' modifiers are not available in RAR 5.0
    archive format and ignored by -ts switch.

    6. If a wrong password is entered when unpacking an encrypted file
    in RAR5 archive, RAR proposes to enter a valid password
    for same file again instead of aborting extraction.

    7. Bugs fixed:

    a) directory owners were not set when extracting RAR5 archives
    created with -ow switch;

    b) if only creation or only last access file time was stored in RAR5
    archive with 1 second precision, such as with -ma5 -tsm- -tsa1
    switches, this stored time was ignored when extracting.

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