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Re: rar 7z for dired-compress-file-suffixes and dired-compress-files-ali

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: rar 7z for dired-compress-file-suffixes and dired-compress-files-alist
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:05:31 +0200
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> I have set these variables for me in order to support these formats
>> (provided that the relevant rar and 7z programs are installed)
>> accordingly and I could provide a patch. But I would like to know,
>> whether there are copyright issues, when adding these external programs.
> Yes, AFAIK the full-featured versions that run on Windows are not Free
> Software, and the Free variants are not capable of opening archives
> one finds nowadays.

7z is LGPL/public domain.

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