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 just by dragging and dropping with a keyboard modifier or something. Is this possible?

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Try throwing your terminal script into automators run shell script and saving as a service, then you just right click on the file and select the new service and it'll extract to your chosen destination.

there are a few other answers here https://discussions.apple.com/message/17831395#17831395

I also found a very interesting tool today called Keka, which is fantastic for creating seperate zip files from one large folder. It has an option to save to a new folder, perhaps this could help.

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