Tag Archive for 'software'

Create Gzipped Tar Archive Service for OS X 10.6 + 10.7


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Although the tgz command line syntax is very simplistic, I’ve never managed to remember the exact flags for the command line interface. Additionally, if I’m clicking around in the Finder I don’t want to have to fall back to the command line to create a tgz archive. Inspired by this hint¬†you can download a service to create a tgz archive that works with Snow Leopard and Lion.

Copy Path / Directory to Clipboard OS X Lion Service


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Someone at work recently wanted an easy way to get the path of a file in a format he could paste into an IM or an email. I wrote up a quick applescript and bundled it into a service which enables a user to easily copy the path of a file to the clipboard. The package also includes a service that copies the directory path of a given file to the clipboard.

The biggest use case for this service is for an office environment where many people are connected to the same drive externally via VPN or internally via ethernet. It is challenging to easily point a colleague to a specific file if your shared drive is badly organized (which, odds are, it probably is). This tool mitigates most of that issue and works consistently across machines.





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