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Discussion in 'macOS' started by mattportner, Apr 28, 2007.
How would i go about making a .zip file?
Is there an application i could use? (free?)
Just right click on the file, and select make archive. It's built into OSX.
Zip is kind of a PC oriented thing. I like to use DMGs for Mac. DropDMG is a great little util that you just drop your file on.
nothing wrong with Zips. and so easy to make with it being built-into OS X
Zips are okay, I just meant that you can do so much more with dmg's. Like automounting disc volumes with icons and stuff like that.
For people new to Macs, DMGs can be a little confusing. I'd just as soon stick to ZIP files if possible. They're fairly ubiquitous and mostly understood by everyone.
What does DropDMG do? Cause you can likely just make an automator droplet that will do the same thing.
Yes, Disk Utility.
New==>Disk Image from Folder.
Here is said automator action.
Damn that sounds useful! I'll be giving that a try.
I honestly find ZIP totally satisfactory for this kind of thing, so I don't make a lot of DMG's. Most of the time, when I need an archive, I need it to share with Windows anyways. But I could see this being useful too.
so does zip save space?. say i have alot of files i dont need now but may want (such as all my school work) will zip make it smaller? or would using terminla to make tars and bzips be better. I forgot the pros and cons but basically i want a method that will preserve file structure and save space
If you use quicksilver there is a nice plugin called the "File Compression Module." Go to the Plugin tab of the Quicksilver preferences to find it.
this seems like a cool program. does anyone know a program that will encode in multiple formats? the quicksilver doesnt have gzip and some others
also what is the best compression to use? and why would anyone want to make a dmg? surely somebody knows
whats peoples opinion on this?
just right click it and click compress easy as that
It's not really 'the done thing' to resurrect threads that have been dead for five years, newb.
But welcome to MacRumors anyway...