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Date:      Sun, 22 Mar 2009 15:14:09 +0200
From:      Leonidas Tsampros <ltsampros@upnet.gr>
To:        Ghirai <ghirai@ghirai.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: speed in extracting rar files - unrar vs. 7z
Message-ID:  <20090322131409.GA12747@bifteki.lan>
In-Reply-To: <20090321015316.87f9531b.ghirai@ghirai.com>
References:  <20090321015316.87f9531b.ghirai@ghirai.com>

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On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 01:53:16AM +0200, Ghirai wrote:
> Hey,
> 
> Does anyone know a faster way of extracting big rar files, or why is
> it so slow?
> 
> I did a quick test with time (extracting the same ~800MiB file,
> consisting of split archives):
> 
> unrar:
> 
> real	4m29.637s
> user	0m4.969s
> sys	0m3.131s
> 
> 7z:
> 
> real	3m50.020s
> user	0m4.784s
> sys	0m1.821s
> 
> 

In your place I'd try the archivers/rar port which is the commercial
implementation from rarlab.com. 



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