(De)Compression programs on OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jwoltman, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. jwoltman macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2004
    Are there any free programs to handle archive files on OS X? I'm looking for a single program that can handle zip, rar, gzip, bzip2, and I guess sit and bin files (which seem to be normal on OS X).
  2. kewpid macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2003
    StuffIt Expander which comes with OS X handles all those compression formats, except for rar I think.

    For rar files: http://unrarx.sourceforge.net/
  3. jwoltman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2004
    I downloaded StuffIt Expander...is the standard version really freeware now? I seem to remember (in OS 7 days ...it's been a long time since I used a Mac :) ) that StuffIt would nag you to buy the full version.
  4. MacinDoc macrumors 68020


    Mar 22, 2004
    The Great White North
    Stuffit Expander is free and does not nag you to upgrade to a commercial version (except mayve when you upgrade it on-line).
  5. neilrobinson macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2004
    Perth, WA, Australia
    stuffit does most rar files for me... has trouble with a few but, they where like the 3gig mark but.
  6. scan300 macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2003
    Melbourne, Australia
    Panther also has native ZIP compression decompression built in. Just control click on any file or folder and select 'create archive of ... ' and you'll have an instant zip file.
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Stuffit comes in two flavors, Stuffit Standard and Stuffit Deluxe. Stuffit Deluxe is the full commerical release with Magic Menus and an application that allows you to browse Stuffit archives. Stuffit Standard is a bundle of freeware Stuffit Expander and shareware drag and drop applets such as DropStuff, DropConvert, etc. Stuffit Expander is no longer available as a standalone download. However, it is still free.

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