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Posted 01 August 2008 - 10:26 AM

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 11:48 AM

This is somewhat useful. What I think is really useful is creating segmented archives of a size you determine. Stuffit used to be able to do this. RAR can do this.
For instance, you want to create a backup of all your files to burn to multiple DVDs.
ZIP cannot do this easily. That is, archives can be "split" or "spanned" but you don't see it often, because most zip utilities don't support decompression of segmented zip files.
I've been from Windows to Linux and back to Mac, and one thing I always try to keep with me is WinRAR; I haven't found anything like it.
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 07:44 AM

Unfortunately, this method strips the files' metadata, including file type and creator.
Those properties are preserved when you use the built-in "compress" technique.
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 01:26 AM

Hi, Rob. Thanks a lot for your guide to create multiple individual files with automator: it's surprisingly clean and absolutely inexpensive.
Now, because I'm a newbie, I'd need an extra help, if you can.
I have to compress a lot of .jpeg files in .zip files individually. Your tip worked, but I need the way to bypass the file extension.
In other words, the workflow you published does this:
image1.jpg ----> image1.jpg.zip
image2.jpg ----> image2.jpg.zip
etc.
but what I'd expect is:
image1.jpg ----> image1.zip
image2.jpg ----> image2.zip
etc.
Is there a way to do this? I tried also a lot of MacOs compression freeware and shareware, but none could do that (even Stuffit!). I read also the man page of zip, but, possibly because I'm not an expert, I cannot find a solution.
Really thanks a lot for your help... and excuse me for my poor english.
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  Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:36 AM

To make this a folder action and not create an endless loop of archive creation how would you update the script? Does the zip command have a target directory option or could you add a move command?
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  Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:30 AM

Dude, this rocks! Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
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