TarPit
TarPit 1.43
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TarPit creates tar archives by drag-n-drop. Also has compression options using GZip, BZip2, Compress (or none) with adjustable compression level. Also features a customizable omission list for easily excluding files from archives (such as ".DS_Store"). Also has 2 different methods for saving resource-forks.
What's New
Version 1.43:
  • Added Italian localization.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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TarPit User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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burypromote
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Gannet reviewed on 12 Oct 2007
An excellent program for fast, simple tar archiving. Features such as optional AppleDouble encoding and file omissions make it useful for all purposes.
[Version 1.3]


burypromote
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+41
Macroxx commented on 22 Sep 2007
I like TarPit !
I wish there would be a universal or an intel version.

:-)
[Version 1.2]

2 Replies

burypromote
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+11
Michael Austin (developer) replied on 12 Oct 2007
There is now :-)
burypromote
+1

+41
Macroxx replied on 13 Oct 2007
Thank you very much !
Now the best Bzip2-Gzip archiver runs natively again on my Mac and even has been improved.

:-)
burypromote
+1


Anonymous reviewed on 23 Sep 2004
Simple. Slick. FAST!

I love this thing!


I go to the terminal when i need esoteric stuff, not this kind of thing.

It would be great if this evolved a bit.
[Version 1.2]


burypromote
+1


Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jul 2004
Works fine, simple to use. Some kind of progress indication would be nice (or at least some animated indication that the program is working away) would be nice as large archives can take a fair bit of time to compress on my old g3 iMac.
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Mar 2004
Hey hey..... you must be that one guy frm GameRanger...Entropy? Well if it's j00, to tell ya, I'm shadowkhas
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Mar 2004
Yes but does it save resource fork information?
[Version 1.0]

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burypromote
Anonymous commented on 13 Mar 2004
No. Who cares? I haven't seen a resource fork in a loong time.
burypromote

+11
Michael Austin (developer) replied on 13 Mar 2004
Sorry, no resource-forks.
(I thought I mentioned that in the read-me).
Well, anyway, it's cheaper than some of the alternatives (free!).
burypromote
Anonymous commented on 08 Oct 2004
Michael , without sounding daft! ;) What are the resource forks and is it a problem them not being included? What information is being 'lost'?
(sorry, new mac user!)

cheers
burypromote

+6
phripley replied on 29 Jan 2007
In MacOS (before Mac OSX). Files had two forks. The data fork and the resource fork.

As Unix has no concept of a resource fork, unix applications often behave in an unexpected manner when they encounter a resource fork (mostly they just ignore it).

Some Unix applications have been updated by Apple and others to handle resource forks.

Basically you don't need resource forks on MacOSX. The only time you would worry about them is if you were compressing a document that originated in MacOS ("Classic") and you needed to preserve that resource fork to use in Classic again.

Lots more here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_fork
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+6

Yusepe40 rated on 27 Jul 2011

[Version 1.43]


Downloads:15,414
Version Downloads:8,794
Type:Utilities : Compression
License:Free
Date:22 Nov 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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TarPit creates tar archives by drag-n-drop. Also has compression options using GZip, BZip2, Compress (or none) with adjustable compression level. Also features a customizable omission list for easily excluding files from archives (such as ".DS_Store"). Also has 2 different methods for saving resource-forks.


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