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rarfile 1.0

Reader for RAR archives

Latest Version: 2.7

This is Python module for Rar archive reading. The interface is made as zipfile like as possible.

The archive structure parsing and uncompressed files are handled in pure python, for compressed files is calls ‘unrar’ command line utility.


  • Supports RAR 3.x archives.
  • Supports multi volume archives.
  • Supports Unicode filenames.

Missing features:

  • Password-protected archives.
  • Comment handling. (archive, file)
  • Decompression through unrarlib and/or unrar.dll.
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