On Jun 24, 2005, at 4:52 pm, Stephen Jonke wrote: > I thought that command-line tools in Tiger were suppose to be > Mac/resource-fork-savvy? Is the zip command not included in this, or > am I missing something? When I zip an applescript application at the > command-line and then unzip it, I end up with what the Finder thinks > is a "classic application", which I presume indicates that the > resource fork was not preserved. > > There's an oddity. The man page for zip says that there is a -S option > which: "Includes finder invisible files, which are ignored otherwise". > But when I try to use this option it returns an error saying that it > is an invalid option. Have I somehow ended up with an out of date zip > command? "which zip" says it is in /usr/bin The zip command doesn't appear to have a man page on my system, despite being installed as part of the developer tools. However: $ zip -h Copyright (C) 1990-1996 Mark Adler, Richard B. Wales, Jean-loup Gailly Onno van der Linden and Kai Uwe Rommel. Type 'zip -L' for the software License. Zip 2.1 (April 27th 1996). Usage: zip [-options] [-b path] [-t mmddyy] [-n suffixes] [zipfile list] [-xi list] The default action is to add or replace zipfile entries from list, which can include the special name - to compress standard input. If zipfile and list are omitted, zip compresses stdin to stdout. -f freshen: only changed files -u update: only changed or new files ... I find that on my system `zip -rv Applications/iChatAV/` behaves as you might expect - are you using the -r option? Stroller.