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RE: Off topic - Command line zipping utility

From: Yexley Robert D SSgt AFIT/SCA <>
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 11:18:07 -0500
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Winzip will do exactly what you need. It has command line switches that you can use to run it, and we have written a VBScript file that we run with the Windows Scheduler to run at certain times, and it also has a function that generates the current date, and uses it as part of the file name of the .zip file that gets created. I have attached a copy of our VBScript file, slightly modified (removed our system specific information is all) for you to use/modify/do whatever you want with. Also keep in mind that this doesn't HAVE to be a VBScript file, you could do nearly the same thing with a standard Windows batch (.bat) file. I know this because that is what we did before we discovered Windows Script Host and converted to VBScript.

Hope this helps.

Bob Yexley

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From: Murugesan Balakrishnan [] Sent: Friday, December 01, 2000 6:10 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L Subject: Off topic - Command line zipping utility

Hello Lists,
I have a requirement to programatically zip certain files on daily basis and move to an archive folder. I could get a utility from pkware, but I am not sure whether I can programmatically change zip file name. i.e. for each date I would like to give 'common<date>' as file name, so that the file name is unique and I could locate the file based on date. This functionality needs to be achieved in NT with a batch file. Has anybody come across such an utility?

Any help would be highly appreciated.


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