Thread: Unzipping in Mac C++
12-10-2009, 04:19 AM #1
Unzipping in Mac C++
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Hi again. I have a cross platform application, where i'm unzipping a zip folder.
in the folder i have a xxx.app. Inside xxx.app/contents/macos/ there is another file xxx, which has no extension. originally, it should be a linux executble. but after i unzip the file through my program using a opensource sdk, it extracts as a plain text file (because there is no extention) and the app cannot be run already!.
Do you know any way around this ?
I also tried extracting using 'unzip' in the terminal, and i get the same problem.. the only method that works is extracting with the "Archive Utility" but i need to be able to extract the folder programmatically in c++..
12-10-2009, 03:44 PM #2
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Perhaps the Zip format has bits to notify the extracting program what permissions need to be applied to each extracted file. You'll need to look into Zip structure. Admittedlly I would have then expected unzip to figure that out.
Maybe 'Archive Utility' is taking liberties by analyzing the extraction when it is a .app container folder. This would seem risky to me.CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.
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12-10-2009, 03:55 PM #3
whether something is executable in linux is a matter of perms, not extensions (same thing in OS X to be honest)mike
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