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In windows pcs you can create a self extracting archive. Is there an equivalent for Mac? A self extracting archive for the Mac OS X? If there is a way to create a self extracting Mac archive I need a way to create one on a Windows platform. Thanks for your advice.
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No, there is no equivalent to a self extracting archive on the Mac.

Mac archives are typically disk image (.dmg), Zip (.zip) or Gzip'ed TAR (.tar.gz or .tgz) files.
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My question is why would you need it? Things are handled differently on a Mac than on a PC so what would you need it for?
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Self-extracting archives are only useful if you need to unpack to a specific location or if the person receiving the file doesn't have a means to unpack the file. This was useful in the past before unzipping functions were built into operating systems, but nowadays pretty much everyone can open a simple .zip file.


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Thanks for the feedback. It was mostly curiosity. Another bit of curiosity is how can I create a DMG file on a Windows machine? Is that possible?
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Google is your friend.

How to Make a DMG File on a Mac - wikiHow
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That wont help much for creating a DMG in Windows. You can take a look at this for making DMG files in Windows DMG Files in Windows.
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LOL oops! Still, Google is your friend. You just have to type the right stuff in it! :p
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Self-extracting files -- yet ANOTHER reason Macs don't have viruses.

Oh, there was a time when Macs had self-extracting files ... back in OS 9 days ... guess what else we had back then?
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guess what else we had back then?
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