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Disk ARchive


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 7/6/2019.

dar is a shell command, that makes backup of a directory tree and files. It has been tested under Linux, Windows (95, 2000, NT, XP, 7), OpenSolaris, FreeBSD and NetBSD, and has been reported as working under Mac OS X 10.3 (where it takes care of file forks but not of the ACL).

External GUI are possible and exist thanks to the libdar library and its API, which is contained in within this source package.

dar is a set of six commands over libdar library:

  • dar
  • dar_xform
  • dar_slave
  • dar_manager
  • dar_static (statically linked version of dar, not all system support static linking)
  • dar_cp

This library is part of dar and licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL in the following), like all the source code of the Dar suite programs. This imply that you can link libdar to your programs at the condition that your programs are also covered by the GPL, which says in particular that you must provide source code of your programs.


To install Disk ARchive, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install dar

To upgrade Disk ARchive, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade dar


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'dar'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '49023f3ecd77b3a79cc05ba5b4129137f7c34f7db34a712d515e7f0cef81dae9'
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                 -Url "$url" `
                                 -UnzipLocation "$toolsDir" `
                                 -Checksum "$checksum" `
                                 -ChecksumType "$checksumType"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Denis Corbin


© 2002 Denis Corbin


Release Notes



  • Automatically built and uploaded by dtgm

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Disk ARchive 2.6.4 38 Saturday, May 25, 2019 approved
Disk ARchive 2.6.3 33 Sunday, May 5, 2019 approved
Disk ARchive 2.6.2 64 Monday, February 11, 2019 approved
Disk ARchive 2.6.1 43 Monday, January 28, 2019 approved
Disk ARchive 2.5.16 90 Thursday, August 16, 2018 approved
Disk ARchive 2.5.14 387 Wednesday, December 20, 2017 approved
Disk ARchive 2.5.13 197 Saturday, October 28, 2017 approved
Disk ARchive 2.5.12 229 Saturday, September 2, 2017 approved
Disk ARchive 2.5.11 219 Friday, June 23, 2017 approved
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