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

mainstreetmark

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May 7, 2003
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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?
 

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. :)
 

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.