Make Archive

📁

Makes an archive out of the files passed as input. Supports creating zip, tar.gz, tar.bz2, tar, gzip, cpio, or iso archives.

Score
Type
InterActivity
Expertise
4/5
Type
InterActivity
Expertise

Action Information

Parameters

Make [.zip/.tar.gz/.tar.bz2/.tar.xz/.tar/.gz/.cpio/.iso] archive from [Input]
– Archive Name: Optional [Text]

Input

Anything

Result

(File) Archive

Comments

Works well to compress any files into a ZIP archive (or other format).

This action is especially useful since it’s often hard for iOS to work with multiple files – instead, you can compress them into a ZIP and move just the one file.

For every archive you make with this action, you can also extract using Extract Archive.

Try making an archive with Get File, then use Get Link to File to create an iCloud link for that new asset, then use Copy to Clipboard and paste it somewhere else immediately.

Shortcuts Using This

Works Well With

💿
Generate Hash
Generates a MD5/SHA1 hash from the input.
📀
Base64 Encode
Encodes or decodes text or files using Base64 encoding.

Details

Type
Interactivity
Expertise Needed
Matthew's Score
4/5
Category
Date Added to Shortcuts
18/10/2016
Identifier
is.workflow.actions.makezip