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ArchView can open archive files online without downloading the whole archive, just like normal Web pages. It is very fast since it just fetches a small portion of the archive file from the server. It supports RAR and ZIP formats, and HTTP, FTP, and file: protocols. It can present XUL or HTML interface.

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Recent releases

  •  08 Aug 2008 21:46

    Release Notes: This release fixes a critical bug (unable to open archives on HTTP and FTP servers) on Linux. German and Dutch language support has been added.

    •  10 Jul 2008 11:41

      Release Notes: The most important feature of this release is that ArchView can handle ISO CD image files. The toolbar appearance was improved. Some bugs were fixed.

      •  16 Jun 2008 14:22

        Release Notes: Spanish and Russian translations. Support for FF 3.0.x. The ability to exclude files by extension name. Extra garbage data while viewing file content has been fixed. The settings dialog had no button on Mac OS X; this has been fixed.

        •  16 Mar 2008 07:02

          Release Notes: This version supports Firefox 3.0. The catalog is exported to a local file. A user manual was written. A Portuguese translation was added.

          •  19 Jun 2007 21:42

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            20 Jun 2007 16:19 soflare

            Re: Great idea.

            > Is POSIX/TAR support forthcoming?

            Thank you for your interest.

            The next format that I planed is iso or 7zip. Tar format can easily implement. But I wonder if it's useful. Since most tar ball are also compressed by gzip or bzip2. That make ArchView impossible to get file list without downloading the whole file.

            If many users think this feature is really useful, I will do it.

            19 Jun 2007 16:30 jklumker

            Great idea.
            Is POSIX/TAR support forthcoming?


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