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WinRAR 5.40 changelog

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WinRAR 5.40 brings the following changes:

1. "Name encoding" submenu in "Options" menu allows to select
      encoding for archived file names. This selection affects archive
      browsing and extraction commands. You can use Ctrl+E keyboard
      shortcut to access this menu quickly.

      It can be useful when unpacking an archive without Unicode file names.
      For example, unpacking a zip file with Chinese archived names
      in Windows with Russian specified as a language for non-Unicode

   2. If RAR recovery volumes (.rev files) are present in the same folder
      as usual RAR volumes, archive test command verifies .rev contents
      after completing testing .rar files.

      If you wish to test only .rev files without checking .rar volumes,
      you can select .rev files in WinRAR file list and apply "Test"
      only to them or run:

      rar t arcname.part1.rev

      in the command line.

   3. While NTFS file system permits file names with trailing spaces
      and dots, a lot of Windows programs fail to process such names
      correctly. If "Allow potentially incompatible names" option
      in "Advanced" page of extraction dialog is turned off, WinRAR removes
      trailing spaces and dots, if any, from file names when extracting.

      This option is turned off by default.

      Command line RAR also removes trailing spaces and dots when extracting
      unless -oni switch is specified.
   4. Previously "Synchronize archive contents" update mode
      (-as command line switch) aborted if some of archiving folders
      could not be read. Now WinRAR continues performing the operation
      and preserves archived files matching unreadable folders.

   5. WinRAR Shift+Del delete command can be used to delete folders
      containing non-standard file names with trailing spaces and dots.
      Usual delete to Recycle Bin also as Shift+Del in previous WinRAR
      versions cannot delete such folders.

      Unlike Del command, Shift+Del removes files permanently,
      they are not moved to Recycle Bin. No additional prompts are issued
      for files with read-only and system attributes.

   6. You can drag folders from folder tree panel and drop them to
      other programs or Desktop to copy or unpack them. Drag the archive
      icon in tree panel root to unpack the entire archive.
   7. "New folder" button in extraction dialog proposes a new folder name
      based on archive name instead of generic "New Folder".

   8. Command line RAR version information:
      a) if -iver switch is specified, RAR displays the version number
         and quits. You can run just "RAR -iver";

      b) "x86" or "x64" is displayed in Windows RAR version information
         both for -iver and in the copyright title for other commands.
   9. If -p switch is used without optional <pwd> parameter,
      a password can be also set with file redirection or pipe.

      For example: rar -p myarc.rar myfiles < psw.txt

  10. Command line RAR treats 'arcname.partN' as 'arcname.partN.rar'
      if 'arcname.partN' does not exist and 'arcname.part#.rar' exists.

      For example, it is allowed to run:

      RAR x arcname.part01

      to start extraction from arcname.part01.rar
  11. Improvements in 7z archives support:
      a) "Solid" status is correctly detected and reported for 7z archives
         in WinRAR "Info" command;

      b) dictionary size is displayed for LZMA and LZMA2 7z archives
         in WinRAR "Info" command;

      c) unknown packed size for files inside of 7z solid block is denoted
         as '?' instead of '0' when browsing the archive contents in WinRAR.
  12. Maximum comment length for RAR archives is increased from 64 to 256 KB.

      Since SFX script commands are stored in archive comment,
      it allows a longer main and license text in SFX archives.

  13. Size of default WinRAR viewer font is scaled up properly
      in Windows high DPI mode.

  14. Switch -scul can be used to process big endian UTF-16 list files
      as well, provided that they have a correct byte order mark.
      Previously it allowed only little endian file lists.

  15. Minimum supported Windows version is Windows XP SP3 now.
      WinRAR will not run in Windows XP without service packs.

  16. "Settings/File list/Allow all uppercase names" option is removed.
      This option was intended to simplify transition from MS DOS to
      Windows and is not needed anymore.

  17. Bugs fixed:
      a) WinRAR 5.31 x64 "Compress and email" command did not work
         with Microsoft Outlook x64;

      b) if WinRAR 5.31 version for one of right to left languages
         was installed in Windows with English or other not right to
         left system language, WinRAR could change Windows Explorer
         layout to right to left;

      c) if archive was stored in a folder without "Write" permission
         and if archive contents was extracted with drag and drop to
         a writable folder, WinRAR issued an unnecessary privileges
         elevation prompt.