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10.5: Install a hidden Archive settings preference pane
Authored by: jeffedsell on Feb 25, '08 08:00:09AM
Specifically, what do the "Use archive format" options do? I tried compressing the same folder with each of the different settings and found no difference in the resulting files.

I was hoping one option would allow compression without bringing along the extra OS X bits. I exchange a lot of files with Windows-using developers/clients, and many of them completely freak out when they unzip and see those extra files that begin with ".".

So as much as I would prefer to use the Finder contextual menu, I use the great free utility "CleanArchiver" for zipping -- it allows you to leave out that stuff. (http://www.sopht.jp/en/cleanarchiver/)

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