Using tar -xvfz for .tar.gz files, not Stuffit

Discussion in 'OS X' started by mainstreetmark, Sep 3, 2006.

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    mainstreetmark

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    I decided several months ago that I now hate Stuffit Expander, after years of love. It started when they wanted me to fill out that dumb form when I download the free expander.

    Now, it's not even Universal Binary, and it's recently taken longer to launch stuffit than it has to download the entire mediawiki software package.

    So, can I associate it to the terminal's "tar -xvfz" command somehow? Do I maybe have to write some applescript wrapper or something something?
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    You could probably make an Automator workflow with the Run Shell Script action, or something, but isn't it easier to just assosiate .tar.gz and .tgz files with BOMArchiveHelper.app in /System/Library/CoreServices/? That is much faster than Stuffit. :)
     
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    mainstreetmark

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    Oh, well, I'll give that one a shot. :)

    EDIT: problem solved. So long Aladdin! Say "hi" to Real Player for me at your "Retired Bloated Software Club" meeting.
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    He-he... unfortunately you'll still need Stuffit for .sit/.sitx files...
     

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