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10.6: An AppleScript to compress a Finder selection
Authored by: drudus on Mar 04, '11 12:57:56PM

It's also funny how many advanced users don't bother checking out the built in features, before using third party tools (Butler) to do basic tasks.

Automator has a built in 'Create Archive' feature (as well as moving & deleting), save that as a Finder plug-in then assign it a shortcut in the Services section of keyboard Shortcuts in System Preferences. No need to write any Applescript to run a Terminal command.

The reason you need the Automator action is because the 'Compress' menu item includes the file name, so targeting a shortcut via the name fails to work.

Edited on Mar 04, '11 12:58:46PM by drudus

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10.6: An AppleScript to compress a Finder selection
Authored by: osxpounder on Mar 04, '11 02:48:23PM

Sometimes it's more efficient to let someone find a groovy time-saving hint and share it with you, rather than sink time into exploring all the features that might be available in your OS or apps (or might not be there).

Kinda like prijker did here, giving us this hint.

Thanks, prijker! I really appreciate that you took time to share it with us.

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