Akatombo Web Log
Friday, November 16, 2007
Getting Stuffit et all without giving out them your e-mail address
This is probably something that everyone else in the world thought of a long time ago, but I just stumbled upon it recently, and since it was useful once again for getting the bento trial I thought I’d post it up here.
Every time there is an update to stuffit, it starts bugging you to upgrade. The problem with this is that the only time I use stuffit is when I double click a zip or other archive file, which means it pops up and asks me to update right in the middle of the extraction. This usually seems to make the extraction process freeze up, and so the only possible way for me to extract the file is to go download the upgrade. This infuriates me, and I need to go find an alternative to Stuffit (any suggestions?), but for now I just dutifully update. The problem is, they ask for an e-mail address, which I feel no obligation to give them (I’d rather go unzip from the command line really).