Continuing the discussion from For Each Finder Selection Compress to Individual Archive?:
In response to this request, here is the macro I posted in the above thread.
MACRO: Zipping Multiplle Files in Batches [Example]
~~~ VER: 1.0 2019-04-10 ~~~
Zipping Multiplle Files in Batches [Example].kmmacros (21 KB)
Note: This Macro was uploaded in a DISABLED state. You must enable before it can be triggered.
As always, feel free to post any questions, comments, issues, and/or suggestion you might have concerning this macro.
Zip Files of Selected Extensions in Batches
- You can limit the number of files per zip file.
- Zip file uses date/time to ensure uniqueness
- Output Subfolder will be created if necessary
HOW TO USE
- First, make sure you have followed instructions in the Macro Setup below.
- Select one or more files in Finder
- Trigger this macro.
Carefully review the Release Notes and the Macro Actions
- Make sure you understand what the Macro will do.
- You are responsible for running the Macro, not me. ??
- Assign a Trigger to this maro.
- Move this macro to a Macro Group that is only Active when you need this Macro.
- ENABLE this Macro.
REVIEW/CHANGE THE FOLLOWING MACRO ACTIONS:
(all shown in the magenta color)
- Set Variable “Local__OutputSubFolder”
- Set Variable “Local__NumFilesPerZip”
- Set Variable “Local__ZipRootName”
- IF: File Does NOT have an Image Extension;
- Set the file extensions to be allowed
- KM 8.2+
- macOS 10.11.6 (El Capitan)
TAGS: @Zip @Compress @ShellScript @Finder
- Any Action in magenta color is designed to be changed by end-user
ACTION COLOR CODES
- To facilitate the reading, customizing, and maintenance of this macro,
key Actions are colored as follows:
- GREEN -- Key Comments designed to highlight main sections of macro
- MAGENTA -- Actions designed to be customized by user
- YELLOW -- Primary Actions (usually the main purpose of the macro)
- ORANGE -- Actions that permanently destroy Variables or Clipboards,
OR IF/THEN and PAUSE Actions
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
- While I have given this a modest amout of testing, and to the best of my knowledge will do no harm, I cannot guarantee it.
- If you have any doubts or questions:
- Ask first
- Turn on the KM Debugger from the KM Status Menu, and step through the macro, making sure you understand what it is doing with each Action.