Thursday, January 05, 2006

Creating a multi-item archive in OS X

More things I never knew, and the first use I've had for the "Action menu". OS X has a clever way to put multiple items into a zip, without having to put them in a folder first.
Apple - Pro - Tip of the Week - Making ZIP Files (Compressed Files) in One Click:

...the Action menu (the button that looks like a gear up in the Finder window’s toolbar)...

... You can also compress several different files (like three, for example) into one single archive file — just Command-click (or Shift-click contiguous files) on all the files you want included, then choose Create Archive of X Items from the Action menu. A file will be created named “”...

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