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InvisiblelIllIIIllIlIIlIlIIllIllIIl
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mac question re: zip files
    #3916629 - 03/14/05 04:20 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I'm using Mac OS 9 and I do have Stuffit Deluxe and the latest expander.

The problem I'm having is when I expand a zipped Mac program the Finder sees it as having no type. I can change this in ResEdit to APPL, then the Finder sees it as an application program. But when I click on it I ALWAYS get an error.

I've tried this on many files, but if the file is a zip the type is somehow lost and the application can't run. Any ideas how to fix this?


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InvisiblelIllIIIllIlIIlIlIIllIllIIl
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Re: mac question re: zip files [Re: lIllIIIllIlIIlIlIIllIllIIl]
    #3916815 - 03/14/05 05:14 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Well I seem to have determined the problem. This is what happened.

Some not very smart person decided that they wanted all thier files in ZIP instead of SIT.

They didn't have a ZIP program for mac so...

...they copied the files onto a disk and put them on a PC. Then they zipped the files. Since PCs don't recognize resource forks, they were lost. In other words all othe the programs were corrupted.

The lesson is don't zip a mac program on a pc, it won't work!


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Re: mac question re: zip files [Re: lIllIIIllIlIIlIlIIllIllIIl]
    #3919513 - 03/15/05 04:08 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Install debian on your mac, add non-free to your sources.list and `apt-get install zip unzip' and you are good to go :thumbup:


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