BomaArchivehelper?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by IJ Reilly, May 4, 2005.

  1. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    #1
    Getting info on a zip file (10.3.9) I noticed that its default application was something called "BomaArchivehelper." Searching the drive, I can find only a plist "com.apple.bomarchivehelper.plist" containing this name. A Google search turned up no clue as to what this is.

    Does anyone know?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    BOMArchiveHelper: A utility that comes with Mac OS X 10.3 or later. It is located here: "/System/Library/CoreServices/BOMArchiveHelper.app". Its purpose is providing a graphical interface to compress and decompress various kinds of archives. In Mac OS X 10.3, BOMArchiveHelper only handles .ZIP files. In Mac OS X 10.4, BOMArchiveHelper handles .TAR as well as .ZIP; there may be other archive formats it handles that I'm not aware of.
     
  3. IJ Reilly thread starter macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    That was quick -- thanks! (Apparently I misspelled the name, which is why I didn't find the answer with Google.)
     

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