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 .
    .. .

    www.info-zip.org

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    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

    http://www.russgrover.com/PK204G.EXE.REMOVETHIS

    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, Aug 14, 2005
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    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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