How can i provide the folder path of where the files are in the command below? Click one of these options to extract the file. I looked at the command line options for winrar but couldn't find anything that would only zip the files that are older than 7 days. Fastest method compresses poorly, but it is very fast. Examples to compress a folder: rar a -r yourfiles. Also i want to put this command in a batch file that will run from a different location? Can be done from a normal command line you just call powershell. Will be grateful for your suggestions and help I'm with user84104.
If you wanted to you could modify the. Or any suggestions to make this batch job a little more robust. The first argument is the zip file, the second is the unarchive folder and the third and more are files to be unarchived. In other words option -ep1 results in omitting everything from path up to last backslash in specified file or folder name on adding the file or folder to the archive which explains the difference on adding a folder without or with backlash at end specified on command line. You can download the trial version of the software at www.
If this folder does not exist, it will be created. Best results come from compressing lossless files uncompressed files On the best compression setting. The folder someFolder is included in the archive with first command line without a backslash at end. If found go into this subfolder and search again for a subfolder. Also how can i change above script so that it only zips files older than 7 days. Obviously without specific information on what you want to do there's not much I can do for you. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the.
A compressed file which contains files and folders is generally referred to as an archive. Once the compressed file type is determined, use the appropriate program. I'd probably make a script in AutoIt just because I find them easier. I've written a wee batch script to backup some stuff on my desktop and dump it over the network to a share. Files that are compressed, as these examples are, usually cannot be compressed more to any significant extent. I want to delete the zipped files that are older than 6 months from the archieve directory but after those files are zipped they show the current date and time.
Now question arises how did i come to know about the command line arguments and what will be the command line arguments if i want to compress the folder using WinZip or 7-Zip? The only thing that's bugging me is the verbosity of rar. Hello, I am trying to write a batch script that will run automatically daily to do the following. Remember you have to enter the value in bytes, kilobytes or megabytes and this applies only to. You can use wildcards in archive name in most operations, such as extraction, test and many others, but wildcards are not allowed when archiving and deleting. This is an old thread, but there isn't a correct answer here yet.
About that messages, in the version 3. If none is found, add the files of this subfolder. Hi, You can use Compact command. There are few contents into it. Summary: In order to get the Highly Compress file using WinRar, you can apply the best WinRar setting as mentioned earlier. This is clearly written in text file Rar. In Microsoft Windows, locate the compressed file and it.
This works by creating a compressed zip file. Bill Thanks AbqBill for sharing your knowledge. Zipping each file, and then each child folder, and then the parent folder seems like a bit of errant logic to me. If the compressed file is for a program installation, open the folder containing the extracted files and run the setup to start the installation process. If the second argument is extension-less, it is interpreted as a folder. The following is the modified script. Also I added -to7d and worked just fine.
If your command-line compression tool doesn't support it, then you will need to generate the list of files with a date cutoff yourself e. This way you only see the echo statements. I kind feel like the more files you have the more danger in corrupted files there will be. Jamie Hi, You can use Compact command. About the Author Sohail is a student and a part time blogger.
This response is 100% wrong. Thus it is possible to process more than one archive with a single command. Effectively all that happened was you created a copy of the original file period. However, we recommend Windows users use 7-Zip since this program is free, open source, and supports all major compressed file formats. I'm not sure because I don't use Winrar. .
Extracting the files to the incorrect location, such as the , can extract dozens of files to the desktop. This guide is an extension of a previous post, that explained the use of the command-line tools for two free compression utilities, and. Anyway, worked for me in a batch script. A menu should open that gives you the options to 'Extract' or Extract all' the file. Files that have never been compressed like these, can take a very long time. Zip files in the archive directory that are older than 1 week and delete files from this directory that are older than 6 months. We recommend users use the pkzip and pkunzip utilities to compress and uncompress their files.