RAR (Roshal ARchive) is a well known file archive format, widely used on almost all popular operating systems. As compared to other zip compression utilities, RAR is better because it provides higher compression ratio, faster speed and ease of use.
It can support multi volume achieves and is widely used for both simple and complex compression tasks. It was founded by Alexander Roshal, and has been under constant development. It has a very strong compression algorithm which is already being used by many modern day file achiever applications like 7-zip, WinZip, etc. Recently, RAR 5.30 beta 1 has been made available for download and testing. Let’s see what are new features in this release and how to install it on Linux operating system.