Zip Tools - Installs zip 2.32 and unzip 5.52 files
Version: 1.1These days Apple includes zip and unzip as part of Mac OS X, (you can use them, for example, when you choose 'Create Archive' when using the contextual menu in the Finder).
Operating System: Mac OS X
Unfortunately, these implementations leave something to be desired. For one, they don't implement things like encryption. Zip will also include resourcefork folders in the archive. Often you will want this, but not always.
I noticed some time ago that there are a lot of machines out there without a copy of the zip and unzip binaries that Apple installs as part of their Developer Tools. As these tools are very useful, and several people, including myself, have written applications or scripts that depend at least in part on this binaries, I decided to try my hand at creating a package.
Zip Tools will install funzip, fzipnote, unzip, unzipsfx, zip, zipcloak, zipgrep, zipinfo and zipsplit on your machine in the /usr/local/bin/ directory, as well as manual pages in the /usr/share/man/man1/ directory. I have decided against either placing the binaries in the same directory as where Apple puts zip and unzip when you install the Developer Tools, or removing these to prevent any problems occurring.
Any possible duplication shouldn't give any problems, and those with the Developer Tools are most likely capable enough of removing the duplicate zip and unzip files.
Zip Tools packages the unmodified versions from Info-ZIP, in a convenient installer. (Note, I didn't make these applications, I just compiled and redistribute them because they can be hard to find.)
These binaries are meant to be used from the Terminal and include no GUI, let alone an Aqua one.
What's New in This Release:
Â· Version 1.1 now has an installer that works under OS X 10.4.
Â· It also includes new versions from zip (2.32) and unzip (5.52) .