Welcome to the open-source implementation of the world-famous ARJ archiver. This
version has been created with an intent to preserve maximum compatibility and
retain the feature set of the original ARJ archiver as provided by
ARJ Software, Inc.
ARJ is available for more than 10 platforms. Within a dedicated build environment, the
project maintainer keeps the source code ready for the following platforms and
DOS-16: Turbo C++ v 1.0, Borland C++ v 3.1/4.0, Microsoft C/C++ v 6.0/7.0,
Microsoft Visual C++ v 1.0/1.5, Microsoft QuickC v 2.5.
OS/2-16: Microsoft C v 6.0.
OS/2-32: IBM C Set++ v 2.1, IBM VisualAge C++ v 3.65, MetaWare High C v 3.2,
Watcom C v 11.0c, OpenWatcom v 1.6, EMX v 0.9d/GCC v 3.x.
Win32: Microsoft Visual C++ v 2.2
Linux: GCC v 2.95.2/3.2.1
The open-source ARJ benefits from a productive community of contributors who have
brought ARJ to various platforms far beyond its 80x86 origins. Availability
for these platforms may change over time. Generally, the releases collected under
the "Other platforms" section represent points in history when it was
possible to build ARJ on a particular platform for certain.
A technical development page, featuring the bug tracker, forums and mailing lists,
is available at http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/arj.
UNIX-like systems and OS/2 EMX
To build the source code on a UNIX-like operating system, do this (assuming you've already
changed into directory that contains the source):
cd gnu;autoconf;./configure;cd ..;make prepare;make
- GNU make must be used (on FreeBSD systems it's called "gmake").
- You have to run autoconf prior to running configure - as there will be different
configure scripts for UNIX-like systems and OS/2 EMX.
- On OS/2 EMX, autoconf v 2.57 is confirmed to work.
- You can finalize the build process with "make install" (to perform a
local installation) or "make package" (to create a self-extracting distribution kit).
ARJ is a CPU-intensive program. If you wish to configure ARJ for a higher performance on
a specific CPU, try the following, assuming that you have a newer version of GCC, e.g. 3.2.1:
where "-mcpu" designates the type of your CPU, run "man gcc" for a
list of CPU types.
./configure CFLAGS="-march=i386 -mcpu=athlon-xp"
DOS, OS/2 and Win32 systems
The makefile for DOS-like systems employs Microsoft NMAKE. This usually requires some
Microsoft compiler/SDK to be present. Moreover, the MS Macro Assembler (MASM) will be required.
Be sure to set the compiler paths and configuration variables (INCLUDE/LIB) before you
proceed. Here is an example of NMAKE parameters for MS C v 7.0/DOS:
nmake MODE=DOS16 COMPILER=MSC7 prepare all package
You can find a list of MODE and COMPILER designations right in the MAKEFILE, along with
some usage notes.
Experiencing a slow download? Cannot find the packages you need? Here are some tips:
|arj-3.10.22.tar.gz||421.4 K ||23/06/2005 ||Source code for an official release of open-source version. Not necessarily the most recent release.|
|arj__278.exe||266.2 K ||23/06/2005 ||ARJ v 2.78 Manufacturing Refresh. Ensures the correct handling of UNIX archives in DOS.|
|arj_r278.exe||276.0 K ||23/06/2005 ||ARJ v 2.78 (Russian NLV). Ensures the correct handling of UNIX archives in DOS. Contains strong encryption.|
|arj2_278.exe||268.5 K ||23/06/2005 ||ARJ v 2.78 for OS/2, 16-bit.|
|arj2r278.exe||276.8 K ||23/06/2005 ||ARJ v 2.78 for OS/2 (Russian NLV), 16-bit. Contains strong encryption.|
|arj2_310.exe||211.7 K ||23/06/2005 ||ARJ v 3.10 for OS/2, 32-bit/LIBC.|
|arj2r310.exe||219.8 K ||23/06/2005 ||ARJ v 3.10 for OS/2 (Russian NLV), 32-bit/LIBC. Contains strong encryption.|
|arjw_310.exe||220.1 K ||23/06/2005 ||ARJ v 3.10 for Win32.|
|arjwr310.exe||228.5 K ||23/06/2005 ||ARJ v 3.10 for Win32 (Russian NLV). Contains strong encryption.|
|arjl_310||242.3 K ||23/06/2005 ||ARJ for Linux.|
|arjlr310||253.2 K ||23/06/2005 ||ARJ for Linux (Russian NLV). Contains strong encryption.|
|Other platforms (updated on occasional basis)|
|arjs_310||260.3 K ||01/07/2005 ||ARJ for SPARC/SunOS.|
|arjsr310||271.1 K ||01/07/2005 ||ARJ for SPARC/SunOS (Russian NLV). Contains strong encryption.|
|arj.3.10.21.eng.pkg.zip||211.0 K ||15/02/2005 ||ARJ for BeOS (preliminary)|
|arj.3.10.21.rus.pkg.zip||218.0 K ||15/02/2005 ||ARJ for BeOS (preliminary / Russian NLV)|
|arjf_310||214.5 K ||18/06/2004 ||ARJ for FreeBSD v 3.x.|
|arjfr310||223.6 K ||18/06/2004 ||ARJ for FreeBSD v 3.x (Russian NLV). Contains strong encryption.|
|arjq_310||287.9 K ||17/10/2003 ||ARJ for QNX v6.|
|arj32-3.10g-x86-public.qpr||242.7 K ||17/10/2003 ||ARJ for QNX v6 (QNX package).|
|exp__278.exe||266.8 K ||23/06/2005 ||Experimental DOS version with JAR-like color output.|
|exp2_278.exe||269.0 K ||23/06/2005 ||Experimental OS/2 version with JAR-like color output.|
|expw_310.exe||220.9 K ||23/06/2005 ||Experimental Win32 version with JAR-like color output.|
|noenv.zip||207.3 K ||25/03/2000 ||Modified small/medium model OS/2-16 libraries for Microsoft C v 6.0. Prevent memory shortages by keeping the _envp block out of DGROUP. Used in the makefile as ?LIBEEP.LIB.|
|nmake16.zip||94.9 K ||07/02/2003 ||Updated Microsoft NMAKE to assist with building ARJ. You are only qualified to use this package if you are a legitimate user of MASM v 6.0 or MS C v 6.0.|
|os2_libc.zip||9.1 K ||16/04/2004 ||Assembly-language modules to reconstruct the LIBC stubs under OS/2 (the ARJ source tree hosts precompiled versions only).|
- If you are looking for the source code, visit the development page
where you will have an option to:
|(a)||access the CVS tree, or|
|(b)||download a .tar.gz'ipped snapshot from OSDN sites|
- If you are looking for a particular type of Linux package (RPM, DEB), be sure to check the package
collection of your distribution manufacturer first. Using a "native" package warrants that you obtain
a program properly configured and optimized for your system, possibly at the cost of an older version.
- In FreeBSD v 4.6 and above, please refer to the Ports Collection for ARJ binary releases.
- OS/2 binaries are uploaded to the Hobbes archive and may
be located at its numerous mirrors.
- Finally, the DOS and Win32 binaries are often mirrored in amateur networks and are worth
looking for at any search engine (e.g. arj__*.exe). However, be warned that uncontrolled distributions
may contain viruses.
Migrating from shareware and commercial versions
If you were using a registered version in the past and supply your REGISTER.DAT or
ARJ.KEY file to ARJ, it will display a short registration banner during startup. Besides
this brief acknowledgement of registration, there are no functional differences
brought in by the presence of a registration key. Nor are the
registered users able to create ARJ-SECURITY envelopes using this Open-Source version.
If you own a full commercial version of ARJ v 2.39+ and need a version that is able to create
ARJ-SECURED archives, contact the author, submitting your key or (if applicable) a small ARJ-SECURED archive as
a proof of your registration along with the details of your inquiry (target platform, preferred NLV, etc.). You'll
be provided with a precompiled commercial version from the
pre-opensource branch for your private use. Commercial versions do not include any changes
contributed by third parties to the open-source project, therefore the platform coverage and NLV availability may be different.
|Unregistered shareware||Registered shareware
||Registered with EXT LIC||Commercial
|Open-source||No additional offerings available
||No additional offerings available. Optionally, you may register ARJ with your REGISTER.DAT or ARJ.KEY file to
display the registration acknowledgement during startup.
||Open-source version will prevent you from using your ARJ-SECURITY signature; consider using a commercial
version if applicable.
|Commercial||No additional offerings available (need to register and purchase the ARJ-SECURITY key from ARJ Software, Inc.)
||No additional offerings available (need to purchase the ARJ-SECURITY key from ARJ Software, Inc.)
||Please contact us to obtain to discuss the platform and NLV offerings available for you.
- Due to ubiquitous circulation of counterfeit registration keys for the older (pre-2.70) versions of ARJ,
we do not intend to provide registration upgrades for users of shareware versions below 2.70 unless they own a
full commercial version and can confirm their entitlement by submitting a sealed archive (see above).
- The previous shareware releases under the "free for non-commercial use" policy are still
available at some sites.
(c) 1998-2010, ARJ Software Russia. Contact: Andrew Belov.