AppleScript to Compress Files and Folders
I had the need to select several folders at once in the Mac OS Finder and zip them up as individual archives. This AppleScript to compress files and folders was the solution I came up with.
The script compresses each item selected into its own archive, and works with both folders and files.
tell application "Finder" set theList to selection repeat with i from 1 to (count of theList) set theItem to (item i of theList) as alias set itemPath to quoted form of POSIX path of theItem set fileName to name of theItem set theFolder to POSIX path of (container of theItem as alias) set zipFile to quoted form of (theFolder & fileName & ".zip") do shell script "zip -jr " & zipFile & " " & itemPath end repeat end tell