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How should I compress skill files for Misty on my Mac?

With the latest release, Misty may return an error when you upload .zip files created by your Mac.

There is a known issue with the current software where Misty returns an error when you try to upload a the .zip file for a skill that was created on a Mac. Additionally, Misty becomes unable to load or start skills after the failed upload attempt.

This issue will be addressed in a forthcoming update to Misty's system. For now, if you are a Mac user, you can still upload skills to Misty by creating a .zip for your skill using one of the options below.

Note: If you already tried uploading a .zip compressed on your Mac, you need to restart Misty before either of these options will work.

Option 1: Use an online file compression tool to compress your skill files into a .zip folder.

Option 2: Use the terminal to create the .zip and prevent additional files from being created in the compressed folder.

  1. Open the terminal.
  2. Navigate to the directory with your skill files.
  3. Paste the following into the terminal, replacing <file_name> with the name of your skill: zip -r <file_name>.zip ./ *-x "*.DS_Store"