Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Getting a lot of files to their final destination can be difficult, which is why we usually zip multiple files and directories into one, easy to transmit file. The process for zipping files in the Finder is a little different from the zip and unzip commands used in Terminal to compress and decompress files. Zipping files through the Terminal can be helpful, especially if SSH is enabled on a remote Mac, because you can log in and zip files remotely.