How do I join two .rar folders?

Paul Rumelhart godshatter at
Mon Jan 19 22:08:59 UTC 2009

Ignazio Palmisano wrote:
> More relevant question: as far as I know rarring or zipping lossy 
> formats is not a great space saver (the formats are already compressed 
> themselves), so why bother with rar? I know it's common to find movies 
> on p2p networks in that form, but I don't see the point in keeping them 
> that way after th download.
> HTH,
> I.

It looks like he might have gotten this off of a Usenet newsgroup or 
something, or that the original upload was through Usenet.  The rar file 
format is often used there because it can handle multiple archives 
easily and there is a limit to how large a file you can upload as any 
one article on some Usenet servers.  So it's being used more for it's 
ability to package a bunch of files together and to split them over 
multiple files than it is for it's compression ability.


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