1. This seems like it ought to be an action, not a workflow. But then I don’t know what a Finder plugin is either. I’ve opened this and it includes an existing action (Get Specified Finder Items). The second step is great, but make it an action.

    I haven’t used Automator much, but this seems to go against the grain.

    Maybe you could publish the action and the sample workflow, that would be useful. For beginneers the workflow and for others who want to build it into a workflow the action.

    Thanks for putting this Tar and Gzip together.

    Comment by Greg — August 5, 2005 @ 1:15 pm

  2. A Finder plugin makes the worklow available as a contextual menu item. If you select the file/folders and right click, the worklow will appear under the Automator submenu.

    That said, the tar shell script in this workflow would be handy as a separate action, but being available in this form it’s just as useful.

    Comment by Steve — August 5, 2005 @ 4:04 pm

  3. Be careful, as Ressource-Forks will not survive this action!

    Comment by Tomas — October 14, 2005 @ 4:46 pm

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