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There is a bug introduced by BOMArchiveHelper that prevents proper decompression of Zip files. Many Zip files created by PHP scripts will fail to open when doubled clicked on a Mac. However, if the same file is opened directly from StuffIt, the contents will be extracted successfully.

I wanted to add this to the article about BOMArchiveHelper but it doesn't seem to be appropriate content for Wikipedia. Can this information be captured in some other way? The preceding unsigned comment was added by 64.154.93.1 (talk • contribs) 13:45, 2006 January 10.

Never seen that bug. T3h 01:12, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

File a bug report with Apple. Dread Lord CyberSkull ✎☠ 08:36, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

File formats[edit]

I suspect this article is wrong about which file formats are supported. What is "cpgz"? I can't find that anywhere. "tbz" is a shorter name for .tar.bz (tar + old bzip, which is unlikely) and "tbz2" looks like .tar.bz2 (tar + new bzip2, which is likely but is usually .tb2). Also, if it supports tar and supports old Unix compress (.Z), does it also support .tar.Z (.tz)? --Closeapple 12:51, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

"cpgz" is the short name for .cpio.gz. This is actually Archive Utility's default archive format, and thus should definitely not be removed from the article. What I think is questionable is the inclusion of .bom, as Archive Utility does not have any way to create .bom files that I can see, and of course with .bom there is nothing to extract. CharlesJS (talk) 00:06, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Encrypted ZIPs are supported now[edit]

The twice-repeated statement that AU doesn't support encrypted ZIPs is no longer true.

Version 10.8 (63.1), which is included with OSX 10.8.5, does. Not sure how much earlier that change occurred. Therealdp (talk) 01:31, 5 November 2013 (UTC)