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On OSX, how are zip archives made through Terminal excluding specific files?

On Mac, a lot of excess files are added in a zip archive that can be undesirable on other platforms, mainly .DS_Store files and the main _MACOSX folder. The OSX platform has a zip utility built in, ...
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How to setup automatic backup of particular folders on Mac?

I would like to have automatic backups of particular folders (excluding some files and folders by name) to: Google Drive Network drive (NAS) The data should be added to the password protected zip. ...
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Cross-platform owernship of files in a .zip folder

I have a PHP app that creates a .zip folder out of files that are restricted to specific groups using ACL, then submits it to the user to download. Specifically, everyone is allowed to read them, but ...
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2answers
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Unpack large zip file over itself

I want to unpack 20Gb archive, but I don't have another 20-30Gb of HDD free space. Is it possible to unpack this file over itself ? So that zip file will be deleted after unpacking and I will have ...
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Advanced file compression software for Mac OSX

Back when I used Windows, I always used WinRAR for file compression and decompression. It had a fair amount of options like 'just storage' vs 'hard compression', password protection and archive type. ...
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How can I unarchive .IAB files?

I'm attempting to recover data for someone and was given a backup hard drive filled with .IAB files. I've searched Google and have tried tar and gunzip on OS X 10.6 but with no success. How can I ...
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How do I find out which RAR file is corrupt?

I have a RAR I downloaded made up of multiple files. When trying to extract it, it tells me the data is incomplete, something bad with one of the files. Considering I had to download multiple large ...
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Recommend archiver software on OSX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? Please recommend a nice software which will work on Lion. Default one is extracting immediately after I double click ...
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Creating an OS X PKG file on Linux?

I have Debian / Ubuntu / Xubuntu. I'm trying to distribute and run a Python file with the least number of clicks for the end user. How do I create a PKG file for Mac OS X on Linux?
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Password-protected file in Mac OSX

How do I store multiple files in an archive (like .zip/.rar) with password-protection on Mac OSX? It has to be a portable file to keep on Dropbox or a USB-key. Also, the password-protection must be ...
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177 views

OS X compressed files on a Windows machine

I sent myself a compressed folder from my OS X machine to my Windows machine. When I opened it I of course got the __MACOSX folder, but the contents were in an extension-less file of about the right ...
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What archive format to exchange data from Linux to a Mac?

I need to give a friend who has a Mac a bunch of files. Compression doesn't matter, only ease of use. What archive format do you recommend such that no 3rd party tools are needed for extraction? Zip?
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Concerns with compressing sensitive data in OSX

I have some really sensitive data that I am trying to compress and back up so I can reformat. It's absolutely imperative that nothing happens to these files. I'm a developer so I have very little ...
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Caveats about compressed DMG?

I was curious about using compressed and modifiable DMGs to store all kinds of data. Eg: I've got a tablatures set for guitar which is like 120mb zipped and contains 60-70k files and 1.3Gb unzipped. ...
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Universal command line unarchiving tool on a Mac

Is there some command line tool which allows extracting files from most known archive types? Something like StuffIt Expander, but without gui.
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Compare and take some contacts from Address Book Archive

I've got an Address Book Archive (.abbu) file that I backed up a while ago. For some reason some of my contacts got deleted, and I know they're in this backup. I have also changed and added some ...
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Create multi volume archive on a Mac

I've got a 6 GB file, which needs to be copied to an USB-drive. The drive is 16 GB, but formatted in FAT so windows computers and Macs can read it. Fat limits the file size to 4 GB, so I cannot copy ...
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Creating/extracting RAR files on Mac OS X

I would like to be able to create RAR files easily on Snow Leopard with some sort of GUI utility. I know that RARlabs maintains a Mac version of the RAR command line utility, but I don't want to have ...
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Time Machine (archive) of pre-Leopard systems?

I want to get off an older Mac OS X system permanently. It is an iBook G3, so that has two important characteristics: Power PC, not Intel based. Runs only Tiger, not Leopard. This means, as far ...
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how do I use tar -C on Snow Leopard when creating an archive?

The man page states -C directory In c and r mode, this changes the directory before adding the following files. However, tar does not change to the directory I specify, but instead reports ...
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how to extract rar format file on Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is there an app or script that will extract .rar files for Mac OS X? What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? I am using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X ...
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Can you open a tarball on Mac OS X in the GUI?

If I send a tar.gz file to a Mac OS X user, will they be able to open it in the GUI, just like a zip file?
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Extract large zip file (50 GB) on Mac OS X

I was trying to move the files to another hard drive. So I archived all my photos in one large ZIP file using the Mac OS X built-in compress function. But the file failed to extract. I've tried ...
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How can I bulk rename files in a RAR or ZIP archive on the mac?

I have a set of archive files -- both zip and rar formats -- inside of which I need to rename some files. Specifically, I want to do something like this: for each archive file in a directory for ...
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Expand rars like other archives (zip, bzip, gzip, &c) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? What (free) program will allow me to double click on a rar and have it just expand everything into a folder, the way ...
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Winrar-like archive utility for OS X

I've been a Mac user for about 1.5 years and so far enjoyed the experience. But one thing I miss from other operating systems is the lack of compression/decompression utilities that follow the ...
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How can I scan multiple pages into a single PDF?

How could I scan multiple pages into a single PDF on the Mac? This is for document archival (mostly invoices and receipts). Ideally, the results should be somewhat searchable (but manually giving it ...
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3answers
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How do I open a CAB file on Mac OS?

How do I open a CAB file on Mac OS X?
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DAR archive for Mac

I need to open an archive that was compressed using the DAR archiving algorithm. I have got 5 DAR volumes here and need to extract them on my Mac. The link to the Mac binaries is broken on the ...
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What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? [closed]

Anything built-in? (E.g. command line tools.) Any well-regarded software? Update: I like The Unarchiver, but vote up your favourite, or add it as an answer if it isn’t there.
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Mac OS X Program to Sort Files Into Folders for Burning?

So I have 90 GB of photos from an event that I'm going to make contact sheets for and put onto DVD. It's sorted by photographer and by subject. Normally what I do is make folders for each disc, then ...