Create a Zip?

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

  1. tomegun macrumors 6502

    tomegun

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    #1
    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

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    #2
    Right click on the file and then click compress.
     
  3. mstens macrumors member

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    Mar 13, 2008
    #3
    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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