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Q: Scripting applescript ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Scripting applescript
Category: Computers > Programming
Asked by: ghendo-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 05 Jan 2006 22:14 PST
Expires: 04 Feb 2006 22:14 PST
Question ID: 429818
What applescript code can be used to create a zip archive
in a similar way that the finder create archive does.
Subject: Re: Scripting applescript
Answered By: andyt-ga on 13 Jan 2006 21:11 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Ghendo,

The following code will create a zip archive in a similar way to the
finder.  It uses applescript's 'do shell' command along with the
shell's 'zip'.  An example is below, you can replace the path to the
input file and the output zip archive with whatever you want to zip
and what you want the archive to be called.

do shell script "zip - /Users/andy/testfile.txt > /Users/andy/"

Let me know if this answered your question, and if you require any
clarification, don't hesitate to ask.


Request for Answer Clarification by ghendo-ga on 19 Jan 2006 00:32 PST
Didnt quite work
It vreated a but when unzipped this file contain
a path to the real file the same as the path to the origianl file

ie it created a whole lot of subfolders

Clarification of Answer by andyt-ga on 12 Mar 2006 08:30 PST
Wow!! really sorry for the 3 month delay, Google answers apparently
doesn't notify me if a clarification is made after a rating, or maybe
I just forgot...  Anyway, have you figured this out yet?  I just tried
this by opening up script editor and pasting this in after creating a
testfile.txt.  It put the archive right where I wanted it.  However,
if you're having problems try modifying what's after the > .  Maybe
make it only the file name, etc.
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