File Compress/Decompress Actions.
|Available on macOS version||10.11, 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15, 11.6, 12.4|
|for Quicksilver build||4024, 4026, 4039|
The File Compression Plugin allows compression and decompression of files
using Apple's Archive Utility application. In addition, it supports
Compresses the object(s) in the first pane using the default compression type (see 'Preferences' section below)
Allows the object(s) in the first pane to be compressed using one of:
Decompress files using Archive Utility or
The plugin adds a preference pane to Quicksilver, allowing you to:
- Choose whether to compress files to a temporary location first
- Choose whether to ignore macOS special files (__MACOSX, ._ files) when compressing
- Choose the default compression type to use for the 'Compress' action
Event Triggers can be run based on two events in this plugin: Compress and Decompress. For both actions, the "Event Trigger Object" will refer to the archive file.
Decompressing Multiple Times¶
If you decompress multiple times into the same folder, Archive Utility will
rename files at the top-level to avoid a conflict. By contrast,
rename files within nested folders , so do not be surprised if decompressing
multiple times does not produce separate copies of a decompressed folder.
tbz2extension is used as opposed to
tbz, since this is the OS-preferred extension. ↩