Create a Zip?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tomegun, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. tomegun macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2007
    Las Vegas
    Is there a way to create a Zip file in Mac OS X? I have tried to highlight a file and I don't have the archive option. Is there a setting I need to change or is this possible?
    I have been using my MBP way more than my PC and today is the first time I have needed to zip something. I figure there is probably an easy way to do this and I'm just overlooking it.
  2. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

    Santa Rosa

    Aug 22, 2007
    Right click on the file and then click compress.
  3. mstens macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2008
    You can do it in terminal easily enough. Command is

    zip <zipped file name> <file to be zipped>

    Or you can do a man zip and the man page will explain more completely. Which is what I do, because I've been a unix admin for way too long..

    or right click (command click) on the file and select 'Compress' :D

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