Re: what is special about unrar-free when we have unar ?
- Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 22:39:46 -0400
- From: Michael Stone <mstone@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: what is special about unrar-free when we have unar ?
On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 07:58:33AM +0530, shirish शिरीष wrote:
So the question is, are there any corner cases where unrar-free excels
As I suggested before, compatability with existing scripts is one
reason--unar has incompatible command line syntax. (Although along those
lines, having /usr/bin/unrar be an alternative between two programs with
incompatible options as currently is horrible.) There are a number of
other packages which depend on or recommend unrar, which would
presumably need to be modified to work with unar. (And now I'm wondering
how many of them break if unrar-nonfree is installed.) In general things
aren't removed just because there are options.