English is not my native language. So I'm sure there are some errors :-)
Due to lack of time, I have no further plans with MacZip.
Size of the archive: 380 Kbyte.
see the README.TXT
Binaries and Source are available on the download page.
Limitations/Problems: - Aliases are not supported. I tried, but I got broken aliases This port will silently ignore all aliases. It's on my to-do list for future releases. - Zip needs much memory to compress many files: You may need to increase the 'Preferred Size' in 'Get Info'. Values of 12 Megabytes or more are possible - Unzip needs about 500 Kbyte of memory to unzip no matter how many files were compressed and expanded. - and finally one big macintosh-related problem: This port has one weak point: It's based on pathnames. As you may be already know: Pathnames are not unique on a Mac ! The main reason is that an attempt to implement support exact saving of the MacOS specific internal file-structures would require a throughout rewrite of major parts of shared code, probably sacrifying compatibility with other systems. I have no solution at the moment. The port will just warn you if you try zip from / to a volume which has a duplicate name. MacZip has problems to find the archive or the files. My (Big) recommendation: Name all your volumes with a unique name and MacZip will run without any problem. Known Bugs: - crypted files in a zip archive are sometimes corrupt: I get an error message: invalid compressed data to inflate. Appearance of this error is purly be change: I did a small test: Unzipping an archive containing 3589 files 56 files fails to unzip, so about 1.5% I strongly recommend to test your archive (eg. unzip -t archive)
zip is a compression and file packaging utility for
VMS, MSDOS, OS/2, Windows NT, Minix, Atari and Macintosh,
Amiga and Acorn RISC OS.
Unzip unpacks zip archives.
The zip and unzip programs can work with archives pro-
duced by PKZIP, and PKZIP and PKUNZIP can work with
archives produced by zip. zip version 2.2 is compatible
with PKZIP 2.04.
This port supports also Apple-event.So you can install it in
WWW-Browser as a helper-app. A additional apple event "do_cmd"
gives you the full power of command-line invocation via
tell application "MacZip (PPC)" activate with timeout of 90000 seconds do_cmd "zip -rjjN Volume:archive \"My Volume:*\" " end timeout end tellHow does Compression work see:
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