[OS X TeX] Tiger Problem Solved! (I Hope)

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Sat May 14 18:49:53 CEST 2005

Le 14 mai 05 à 17:49, Herb Schulz a écrit :

> Finally, I'm beginning to think the problem started because I set  
> up Stuffit
> Expander to unstuff all possible compressed file type it knows  
> about (I've
> got Stuffit Deluxe) from within its preferences. This time around I  
> used
> RCDefaultApp to use Expander for .sit, .sitx files.

StuffIt Expander is now only necessary in Tiger for .sit and .sitx  
files, since BOMArchiveHelper (actually /System/Library/CoreServices/ 
BOMArchiveHelper.app), invoked when double-clicking on an archive  
file in the Finder, now expands not only .zip files, but  
also .tgz, .gz, .tar, .tbz and .bz2 files, and possibly other formats  
as well.

I tried to look for details on this in Apple's developer  
documentation and at Apple's support site, with no luck. I also  
remember vaguely somebody, a couple of days ago, mentioned a Linux  
utility (name ending in something like "pack") for dealing with .sit  
and .sitx files, different from the Linux version of StuffIt Expander  
and compiled for OS X, but I couldn't trace this post back in all my  

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