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7zip: compress from the command-line; a few notes and a small batch file

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/04/04

I wanted to compress a few files from the current directory in a zip file using the 7z.exe command-line version of 7zip.

The trick is about finding where 7z.exe is as the directory containing 7z.exe is not in the Windows PATH.

Notes:

setlocal
call SortDateTime.bat
echo %SortDateTime% %SortDate%-%SortTime%

for /f "usebackq tokens=2* delims= " %%c in (`reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\7-Zip" /v Path`) do (
  set sevenzExe="%%d7z.exe"
)
endlocal & if exist %sevenzExe% %sevenzExe% a -tzip _my-build.%SortDate%-%SortTime%.zip MyServer.exe MyServer.map MyClient.exe MyClient.map

pause

–jeroen

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