What is the command line command for unzipping files?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Jim H, Dec 3, 2008.

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    Jim H Guest

    On a stock Vista box we need to be able to extract files from a zip file
    from a command line batch script. I can't seem to find a command for this.
    I know unzipping is built in because we can just double click on it and get
    access to the files.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance,
    jim
     
    Jim H, Dec 3, 2008
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    Tim Slattery Guest

    Yes, unzipping is built in, but there's no command-line access to
    Vista's zip capability. Google for it, there are many freebies for
    this.
     
    Tim Slattery, Dec 3, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    Don't know how useful this will be, but you may want to read this thread:
    http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=692917&SiteID=1

    Basically, there is no command line to use. The unzipping is a function of
    zipfldr.dll, so would use regsvr32.exe to invoke it, and as far as I know
    there are no arguements you can add to it for unzipping via batch file.
     
    Rick Rogers, Dec 4, 2008
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  4. I use the command line version of 7-Zip. Add it to a folder that you have
    added to your PATH - I use C:\WINDOWS\~command - or you can just put it in
    your system32 folder.

    http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Dec 4, 2008
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