Why not just use the Create Archive action rather than shell scripting? I don’t use Automator, but I have a solution that I use to zip files. Every day I use a handy service created with Automator to resize images exported from 4K footage to a smaller size. It’s easy to resize images. In this article, we’ll show you how to use the Automator app to create a simple service that will have you resizing images in just a couple of.

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Next, it would zip the folder and the subfolder.

Also, in Automator, make sure the “Pass Input” pulldown is set to “as arguments”. The following comments are owned by whoever posted them.

Select that menu item, and the service runs, scaling your image. Why do you even have to use Automator? This seems to work, but it only works if you select an entire folder and run the automator scrpt from there, otherwise if you select individual files it actually searches each file for folders and zips the files within the “package contents”: How do I feed files one at a time to any function?

I end up with nested folders, i. Also, would like to stip the path out of the zip file just to the folder level. I created a quick one that has four steps.

I can do it manually, it’s just very time consuming and means I have to babysit my ‘puter the whole time. You have five choices for the output this action generates.


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This does not happen now – no second level. The command that I want to use is as follows: By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. I ran a number of files through the compression and then expanded them again, and comlress all seemed to work.

I don’t use Automator, but Sue have a solution that I use to zip files.

Quickly compress images with Automator (Mac)

Sorry, does not seem to work. Most actions, like rename or move work individually on a list, but ‘create archive’ always want to zip the whole list. To create a new Automator workflow, click New Document. Want to get the most fo of your new MacBook, iMac or other Apple computer? Lri Why would you click more and type more, when there would be a way to do the same job by a couple of clicks?

I need each to be its own archive Press Command-S, give it a name, and make sure you save it as an Application. Sep 17, 2: So many years have gone by and I still haven’t found any better script to what our script does! Okay, one last thing I was just hoping to keep this all on one machine is all. Create a new document in Automator, but choose Service. I want to use zip for more standard uatomator.

When you select an action in the Library columns, a section at the bottom left explains what these actions do. If you need help finding the action, you can quickly search for it in the search field.


Click here to return to the ‘Zip multiple files into individual automatod via Automator’ hint. Desktops Speciality level out of ten: Put in your desired filename and password in the beginning of the script and export as an application. Next, in the Wutomator section of the Library column, choose Scale images. Post as a guest Name. Sep 17, 8: Zipping all of the files into a single zip will not work as the emulator autojator probably only load the first file in the zip.

It’s my pet peeve when a bunch of files unzip and end up all over the place as individual files. Here is where I sit right now One of the little known tools available in macOS that can save you lots of time is Automator. Can this be done? Make your gloves touchscreen friendly Apple?

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Sign up using Email and Password. You could just cd and specify relative paths in a shell script.

I was able to modify the shell script to obtain the desired results, with help from https: You can then run these routines in the Automator app, as services via a contextual menu, or in applets that you can save and run by double-clicking or by dragging and dropping files on them.