A type of file compression used to save space for storage or transfer. Very common due to built in support in both the Mac OS and Windows OS.

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encoding of filenames in zip archives

When I unpack a zip archive (with standard 'archive utility') that was created under windows, cyrillic characters in filenames become some gibberish. Just the filenames are the problem, actual ...
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Unzipping an archive, the folder icon appears under the archive

I double-click the .zip, and the resultant folder shows up here: Annoying, but eh. Is there any way to fix this? Similarly, anything downloaded to the folder shows up in the top left, piling on top ...
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Extract zip file to different location without Terminal

Without third-party software, is there a way to extract a zip file to a different location without using Terminal? I realize I could use unzip file.zip -d /path/to/destination, but I'd love to do it ...
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iMac can't unzip password protected PC zipped file

I sent a .zip file to a friend with an iMac but he can't open it. It was created using PKZip on a Windows 7 PC, and it's Password protected. He's pretty technically inept so is there anything he needs ...
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Converting filenames with embedded backslashes to directory tree

I recently extracted a ZIP file that I expected to contain a path hierarchy but turned out to be a flat archive of files with backslashes in the filenames. So I ended up with something like: $ ls -1d ...
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How do you specify which zip version to compress with?

I am trying to create a .imscc file, a common cartridge file used for interoperability between different Course Management Systems. It is essentially just a bunch of folders and XML files zipped up ...