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    In need of an archiving app
    Does anyone know of an archiving app (preferably free, as I don't have a credit card) for Mac that allows one to view the files of the archived file without actually extracting said files? I already have an app for extraction, but it doesn't allow for viewing, which I need specifically for what I'm trying to do.

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    Why not just make an image? It's part of the Mac OS. To view the files all you have to do is mount the image.

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    If it's a zip, you can already do this at the command line. The unzip command has an option for list. The syntax is:

    unzip -l <file>

    as follows (listing the contents of a Geekbench download)

    Code:
    Mikes-iMac:Downloads mike$ ls |grep .zip
    Geekbench-2.2.3-Mac.zip
    Mikes-iMac:Downloads mike$ unzip -l Geekbench-2.2.3-Mac.zip 
    Archive:  Geekbench-2.2.3-Mac.zip
      Length     Date   Time    Name
     --------    ----   ----    ----
            0  11-02-11 13:25   Geekbench.app/
            0  11-02-11 13:25   Geekbench.app/Contents/
            0  11-02-11 13:25   Geekbench.app/Contents/Frameworks/
            0  11-02-11 13:25   Geekbench.app/Contents/Frameworks/Sparkle.framework/
            0  11-02-11 13:25   Geekbench.app/Contents/Frameworks/Sparkle.framework/Headers/
          536  11-01-11 00:28   Geekbench.app/Contents/Frameworks/Sparkle.framework/Headers/Sparkle.h
          668  11-01-11 00:28   Geekbench.app/Contents/Frameworks/Sparkle.framework/Headers/SUAppcast.h
         1013  11-01-11 00:28   Geekbench.app/Contents/Frameworks/Sparkle.framework/Headers/SUAppcastItem.h
    mike
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    You can also zip it and use this to see what's in it: BetterZip 2 - The Next Generation of Archiving
    It's a QuickLook plugin.
    Delusions are often functional. A motherís opinions about her childrenís beauty, intelligence, goodness, et cetera ad nauseam, keep her from drowning them at birth.
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