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Fix corrupted Unicode file names in a zip archive

A colleague gave me a zip archive of some data I need to analyse, but unfortunately the filenames have been corrupted somewhere along the way, either when creating the archive or when extracting them ...
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What are the default programs to open docx, PDF and ZIP files on OS X?

I'm writing an article about DOCX, PDF and ZIP extensions. But first, I need to know the programs which are used to open these extension as default (without any third-party applications). I don't ...
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Unzip speed on Mac versus Linux

I have a zip file that contains 200mb of data, compressed to an 80mb .ZIP file. Basically it's a website with thousands of files, including code and images, no video. The file was zipped on a linux ...
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OSX : Find all zip and rar in a selected folder then unzip and unrar

I am in the process of cleaning a huge library of mangas (mostly -but not only- image files ). Each manga has a main folder containing the different volumes, sometimes in .zip, sometimes in .rar. ...
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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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Mac OS. Can't zip or copy a folder?

It is a folder with xcode project. Previously it worked normally. Now on both duplicating and zipping it shows an error. It is in other language but sounds something like this "Error on zipping ...
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Recursively zip files into .cbz-files based on folder in command line

I'm trying to figure out how to write a script to automate creating .cbz files from images in folders on OSX. My directory tree will look like this: /toplevel/ cbz/ comics/ Comic1/ ...
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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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How to create a zip file of all PDF files in different subfolders?

My directory structure is as follows: application ├── CV │   └── CV.pdf ├── Cover_letter │   └── Cover_letter.pdf ├── Transcripts │   ├── BSC.pdf │   └── MSC.pdf └── references ├── ref1.pdf ...
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How can I get my Mac to recognize a downloaded Joomla extension as a ZIP file instead of a folder?

When I download a Joomla extension to my Mac (e.g. http://www.admiror-design-studio.com/admiror-joomla-extensions/admiror-gallery) I can't upload it via the Package File option because my Mac sees the ...
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Differences between DMG and various Zip-like formats?

For my everyday work, I have a few DMG files that I keep on cloud storage. At the beginning of the day, I download my DMGs, convert them from Compressed to Read/Write using Disk Utility (OSX). At ...
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osx: selectively zip large number of files: -@ option OK?

I need to make a zip file archiving ~100k files from a directory containing ~500k files. I get "argument list too long" errors when I try the obvious commands: zip archive.zip *pattern*.txt ...
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What is the equivalent unix command to a Mac OSX “Compress” menu action?

When I right-click a file in Mac OSX and select "Compress 'File Name'", what is the equivalent bash or terminal command to get the same result? Is it just gzip -9 /path/to/filename?
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How to zip and unzip files on mac OS without losing creation date and time?

On a Mac, When I zip and unzip files using finder or using zip/ditto from command line, I lose the creation date of the files/folders and the creation date is automatically set same as the ...
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Compress files from OS X terminal?

In the Finder, there is this wonderful ability to right click on a file or directory, select compress from the drop-down, and end up with a zipped file. Is it possible to do the same thing from the ...
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In Mac OS X, how can I edit a jar file without unzipping?

How can I edit the content of a jar file without unzipping its content in Mac OS X? 7z client allows this on windows but I could not find a similar way to do this on Max OSX. By editing i really ...
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Create a zip file that doesn't create a folder when opened, Mac OS X

I am wondering if there is any way of easily creating a zip file that contains a bunch of files. However, when I double-click to open this zip file, I do not want it to create a subdirectory with the ...
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Zip a folder on a daily basis (mac)

I have an online backup utility (zipcloud.com) And i scheduled an upload of projects folder every day at 12pm. Thing is my projects folder contains a lot of files so i thought the best I could do is ...
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Create .zip's on OS X without the “extra” MacOS files (like .DS_Store, MACOSX folder, etc) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compressing folders on a mac, without the .DS_Store OS X includes undesired, "extra" files when creating .zip's of folders that look poor in Windows & Linux. How to ...
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How to zip multiple files into separate archives?

I admit this question was asked here before: Like Zip into separate files where the person who asked didn't specify the OS he used and received no answers. I need to separate a huge directory ...
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1answer
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Unzip an archive that was split into 2 files

I have 2 zip files that were split using: zip -r -s 15 my_file.zip my_file.pdf Now I have 2 files: my_file.zip my_file.z01 How can I unzip them? Doing unzip my_file.zip I get: Archive: ...
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What UnRar utilities are available for Mac OS X?

I have been using UnRarX ( http://www.unrarx.com/ ) and it's free and works well, but often times I will download a rar file in the browser and click on it in the recent downloads lists which will ...
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1answer
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How to recursively `zip` all files of a certain type in a directory?

I want to use the zip command to create a .ZIP of a folder but only include .txt files. Subdirectory structure should be preserved!
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How to unzip zip archives that have more than 260 symbols in their name?

I have a big zip file (approximately 650 MB) that I want to unzip. I already shortened the name of the zip file to just 1 letter and stored it directly on the C: folder. So I can´t shorten the path ...
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What is the fastest compression method for a large number of files?

I need to compress a directory with around 350,000 fairly small files that amount to about 100GB total. I am using OSX and am currently using the standard "Compress" tool that converts this directory ...
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Compress a folder into multiple zip files

I'm on mac osx. 1. Is there any tool to compress a folder into multiple zip files ? 2. Is there any tool to split a compressed zip file into smaller zip files (to open individually later) ? thanks
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Properly extracting archives with Mac metadata

Someone has sent me a zip file containing some fonts. I extracted it using unzip under Linux, and there are empty files in the top level of the archive, and some files similarly named but beginning ...
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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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Compressing folders on a mac, without the .DS_Store

Is there anyway to get rid of the .DS_Store when compressing a folder on a mac? I work on a mac and send work to clients in zip format, but always get questioned on the .DS_Store folder inside them. ...
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View Contents of Archive in Mac OS X

Aside from unzip -l, do I have any non-command line options for viewing an archive's contents on Mac OS X?
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How to list the contents of a zip along w/ file sizes and compression ratio via cmd line

How do I list the contents of a zip along w/ file sizes and compression ratio (or packed size) on osx w/ command line tools?
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In Mac OS X, how can I unzip a zip file without unzipping its contents?

I have a zip file that contains another type of archive (in this case, a jee app server WAR file, but this happens with other contained archive types as well). When I unzip the zip file, instead of ...
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1answer
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Problem with unpacking zip archive with UTF-8 file names in OS X if zip was made in Windows

I have packed my files in Windows 7 using Total Commander asking to use UTF-8 for file names. Then I tried to unpack my files in OS X, but Cyrillic names were messed. I have tried most programs -- ...
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zip being too nice (Mac OS X)

I use zip to do a regular backup of a local directory onto a remote machine. They don't believe in things like rsync here, so it's the best I can do (?). Here's the script I use echo ...
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Avoid unwanted path in Zip file

I'm making a shell script to package some files. I'm zipping a directory like this: zip -r /Users/me/development/something/out.zip /Users/me/development/something/folder/ The problem is that the ...
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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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Software to zip big files in small pieces

Is there any program on Mac which can zip big files in small pieces (free ones are preferred)?
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What is __MACOSX folder?

What are these __MACOSX folders I keep seeing in zip files made by people on OSX? Some take as much as 30% of the file. What program are producing these __MACOSX folder and how can mac users avoid ...
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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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Mount Zip on OSX

Is there any way to mount a zip (or tar, or any compressed file archive) as a volume on OSX? If this is a stupid question for some reason (the structure of zip archives), that would be good to know ...
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Mac zip archives on windows

What is the best way to open zip archives which are made on a Mac? Frequently when I open a zip archive the date file are 0 bytes, while the mac_osx folder is filled with the correct data files. Its ...
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Create a tar file for compressing files and directories on Mac OS X

I'm new to Mac OS X and am not sure how to do this: I have three directories. I want to create a tar/zip file of them so that I can attach them to an email. Any ideas?