File compression problems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ayasin, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. ayasin macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2008
    Anyone ever experience this before:

    I compressed an app to post it on a forums. One of the testers reported a crash which I tracked down to a missing file in the archive. The file in question IS part of the original archive. I zipped it again and unzipped and the file is missing. The file is not zero bytes (it's 4K) and if I zip from the command line everything works as expected. Anyone run into's made me really nervous about using the GUI compress in finder.
  2. MurphyM macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2007
    I prefer command line zip because it doesn't add extra junk folders when people unzip. Understandably those folders can confuse people.

    Using command line zip:

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