Large Scripts Run too Slowly

JB sundown at
Mon Apr 20 20:37:46 EDT 2015

Thanks Richard!

I am working on a project that will be
doing some file zipping.  It isn’t a full
blown zip program.  It will just provide
the ability to zip a file in the process.

It is impressive and nice to see very old
code works on current Macs.

I jusst downloaded the code from you links
and will be looking at it.

thanks again!

John Balgenorth

On Apr 20, 2015, at 5:21 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at> wrote:

> J. Landman Gay wrote:
> > On 4/20/2015 11:07 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> >> I made a drag-and-drop plugin for LC's gzip:
> >> <>
> >
> > I've been using this a lot over the years, just because it's easier
> > than typing the command into the message box. But the copy I have
> > isn't drag and drop so I downloaded this one -- but it isn't either.
> > That'd be a nice touch.
> >
> > The scripts are locked so I couldn't look though.
> The scripts have been unlocked for many years, ever since I first released it as Public Domain back in 2002.
> The drag-n-drop worked on Mac last time I used it there a few weeks ago, but now that I'm spending more time on Linux I tested it in Ubuntu and it didn't work.  Very old code, using very old syntax.
> I just made a quick update to it and posted both compressed and uncompressed copies, compatible with LC 5.5 and later:
> <>
> <>
> John Balgenorth wrote:
> > A really good feature to have would
> > be the ability to zip a folder of files
> > and folders and a volume of a hard
> > drive.
> It's public domain, and there's not that much code there anyway - knock yourself out. :)
> I made it only because back in those days I was gzipping a lot of files for manually posting to servers.  These days I tend to write publishing scripts that do the zipping and then upload with rync, so I don't use this much anymore.
> But it's nice to see at least Jacque finds it helpful, and if anyone's interested in using any part of that for a full-features compression/decompression tool it'd be good to see it.
> -- 
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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