[mac4theblind] Re: Compressing files

See my post on SArchive if it made it to this list lol! This is the best 
compresion utility you could ever use. I use it to make rar files and others.

Take care.
On Jan 24, 2012, at 1:34 AM, Christopher-Mark Gilland wrote:

> Justin,
> 
> I do have macports.
> 
> I didn't even think about that.  That's a bit more work than I really care to 
> do, but as a last resort, I'll keep it in mind.
> 
> Hmm, wonder if I could install apt via macports, or apropos.
> 
> LOL!  Just kidding.
> 
> Chris.
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Justin Harford" <blindstein@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <mac4theblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 4:35 PM
> Subject: [mac4theblind] Re: Compressing files
> 
> 
> Hi there
> 
> I have an application called unrar installed on my mac that opens rar files. 
> I just looked through the menus though, and it does not apparently make them. 
> If you have the developer tools package and macports on your computer, you 
> could install the terminal app unrar, which apparently makes rar files. I 
> just figured out yesterday that you can make .tar.gz files on the mac using 
> terminal
> 
> tar -vzfc /directory_to_compress directory_to_compress.tar.gz
> 
> The tar.gz could have any name actually.
> 
> Then to unrap it,
> 
> tar -xvf directory_to_compress.tar.gz
> 
> It is free and it is already installed.
> 
> Justin
> On 23-01-2012, at 13:13, John Panarese wrote:
> 
>>   I'm not sure.  There probably is, but I've never needed to use anything 
>> other than the compress feature into a zip file.  There is a .rar expander 
>> app, so I'd imagine there must be one to create that kind of file.
>> 
>> 
>> Take Care
>> 
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>> On Jan 23, 2012, at 4:05 PM, Christopher-Mark Gilland wrote:
>> 
>>> OK, I feel like an idiot asking this.
>>> 
>>> You'd think, as long now as I've used a Mac I'd know the answer to this, 
>>> but honest to God, I pulling a mental blankage here.  LOL!
>>> 
>>> I know that I can vo+shift+M on a file, and go to compress, and it then 
>>> will create a zip file, and I also know that hitting command+O on a zip 
>>> file will extract to the folder which I already am in, and yes I do have 
>>> the unarchiver, but here lies my question.  What if I want to make say... 
>>> oh? I dono, say... a .RAR file, or say... a 7ZIP file.  Or maybe I want to 
>>> make a multi-Part RAR file, or maybe a password protected zip/RAR file, 
>>> etc.  In Windows, this is a sinch.  I just use WinRAR.  On the mac, 
>>> however, are there any free, prefered, or very reasonably priced... not 
>>> prefered... apps that will give me all, or at least a fair amount of this 
>>> flexability?
>>> 
>>> Thanks.
>>> 
>>> Chris.
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