zip/compress files from command prompt

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Eric, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. Eric

    Eric Guest

    I'd like to create a task that will automatically zip some files, and I would
    like to use a batch file to make this possible. Since SBS 2003 server has
    the ability to zip files from the GUI side, there must be a way to zip files
    with a certain command from the command prompt. Does anyone know of a
    command native to SBS 2003 that will zip files? Any thoughts are appreciated.
    Eric, Aug 13, 2005
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  2. Can't be done natively with Windows 2003. But there are freebie utilities
    that can do this. I'm using InfoZip for scheduled unziping via batch file .
    .. .


    Chad A. Gross - SBS MVP
    Chad A. Gross [SBS MVP], Aug 14, 2005
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  3. Eric

    Russ Grover Guest

    The Oldest Zip Program in the World PK240G

    Of course remove the REMOVETHIS from the end of the file

    You can scedule batch files it will even zip Directories.

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    Russ Grover
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    Russ Grover, Aug 14, 2005
  4. Eric

    Eric Guest

    Thanks guys! Can't wait to start zipping away. Hooray for command prompts
    and batch files.
    Eric, Aug 14, 2005
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