In my most recent Java assignment I was asked to submit my files as a .zip. As I was in a hurry (see Panic! At the deadline), I did the first thing I could think of- I emailed all of the files to myself with the subject of the email the zip filename I wished to use. This worked very effectively and tbh I was quite pleased with myself…

Screenshot of window asking whether to open or save a .zip

After the deadline, my lecturer sent around an email reminding us to submit a .zip archive file and telling people to use their preferred internet search engine to find out if they didn’t know how to do this. I feel like my hacky way around it was a bit of a cheat if other people are struggling to work out how to use the official compression systems…

Okay, um, I thought I’d see how to do it and I don’t feel at all bad now:


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