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sonalb123
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BAR file meaning (full form)

What is the full form of .bar file in blackberry?

I searched a lot but not getting any answer. Somewhere I read its "Broker Archive". Is it right?

If yes, what is the meaning of broker archive?


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simon_hain
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Re: BAR file meaning (full form)

Unix BAR compressed file archive
result by http://www.file-extensions.org/search/?searchstring=bar&searchtype=2
according to https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Guide_to_Unix/Commands/File_Compression it means it is packed with bzip2
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peter9477
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Re: BAR file meaning (full form)

I thought it was just "BlackBerry ARchive".

I don't think they're packed with bzip2 either, just regular zip.

Anyway, to the OP: file extensions don't necessarily have "meaning". As the "inventor" of numerous file formats and extensions, I can say that much of the time it's a question of playing with letters until you find a combination that looks pleasant, maybe is pronounceable, is adequately memorable, doesn't conflict with another format in the same problem space (and if possible has rarely or never been used before), and probably incorporates other elements or constraints.

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garydev
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Re: BAR file meaning (full form)

BAR file = BlackBerry ARchive.

 

Please let me know if that answers your quesiton.

 

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sonalb123
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Re: BAR file meaning (full form)

Hey garydev,

Are you sure about it? I searched a lot but not getting any resonable answer. Can you plz send me a link so it will be helpful for everyone? 

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simon_hain
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Re: BAR file meaning (full form)


sonalb123 wrote:

Hey garydev,

Are you sure about it? I searched a lot but not getting any resonable answer. Can you plz send me a link so it will be helpful for everyone? 


He works for BlackBerry, it is difficult to get a "more official" answer.

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