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  • Started 13 years ago by Chaski
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Chaski Member

    Is it necessary to have Drop Stuff installed in order for Fetch to compress files when uploaded to an FTP site? Or is there some kind of compression feature already built into Fetch? (This is when using Binhex format)

    [This message has been edited by Chaski (edited 10-25-2001).]

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch does not have compression features built-in. I hope in a future version to be able to take advantage of other compression software such as DropStuff, but at the moment that step has to be done manually.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Chaski Member

    So if I run Fetch on a Mac that does not have Drop Stuff and I do nothing, but upload the file to the FTP site, what is Stuffit Expander doing at the other end if it's not expanding the file? Is it just converting it back to a Mac-based format?

    [This message has been edited by Chaski (edited 10-26-2001).]

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    If you are uploading in BinHex or MacBinary format, StuffIt Expander is running on the other end to convert from those formats back to a normal Mac file.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

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