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[ProgSoc] Delphi RAR interface
Been toying with the idea of creating a GUI for the MS-DOS archiver RAR.
Something along the lines of Winzip, programmed in Delphi 2 - Win95. (I
know that WinRAR already exists; I'd mainly be doing it for the
Anyway, being unexperienced in programming in a windows/dos environment,
I'm not sure of the best way to go about it. I thought I'd use the
existing RAR.EXE, and just stick a gui over the top to control it.
If I do this, I need to pass information from RAR to my program, eg
archive listings. The only way I can think of is to execute RAR with a
redirection to a temporary file, then read in the file, then delete it.
This seems like a bit of a fudge, does anyone know a better way?
A friend suggested learning the RAR archive format and creating the
listing myself, which seems fair, but probably too much work atm.
Any other suggestions regarding this project would be appreciated.
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