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Automated Zip File Creation

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I have indeed googled this group and googled the 'net, and what I came up
with was that if I want to have an automated process that ZIPs a file, I
need to come up with 600 bucks for PKWare's server product.

There has to be something much much much more affordable than that.

I'd appreciate any recommendations for how I could proceed to automate the
zipping of files on Windows Server 2003 (standard). I don't mind writing a
batch file that kicks off some command-lind process. What I need
recommendations on is the software that actually does the task of zipping...
and something that's affordable (I don't mind paying something reasonable).
Low-tech is fine as long as I can tell it the target file (the one to be
compressed) and the destination (the resulting zip file name).

Thanks!
Nov 19 '05 #1
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If I was you I'd first try using the J# zip classes:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/is...n/default.aspx

Or you should be able to use this code:
http://www.icsharpcode.net/Ope*nSour.../Default.as*px

Or you could consider calling a command line utility like this:
http://www.i386.info/software/*zip23xn.zip

Or you could consider a 3rd party component such as this:
http://www.xceedzip.com/

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I hope this helps,
Steve C. Orr, MCSD, MVP
http://SteveOrr.net
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I have indeed googled this group and googled the 'net, and what I came up
with was that if I want to have an automated process that ZIPs a file, I
need to come up with 600 bucks for PKWare's server product.

There has to be something much much much more affordable than that.

I'd appreciate any recommendations for how I could proceed to automate the
zipping of files on Windows Server 2003 (standard). I don't mind writing a
batch file that kicks off some command-lind process. What I need
recommendations on is the software that actually does the task of
zipping... and something that's affordable (I don't mind paying something
reasonable). Low-tech is fine as long as I can tell it the target file
(the one to be compressed) and the destination (the resulting zip file
name).

Thanks!

Nov 19 '05 #2

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> Or you should be able to use this code:
http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSourc...b/Default.aspx


I've used this one myself to dynamically generate ZIP files directly to the
HttpResponse.OutputStream.

-Brock
DevelopMentor
http://staff.develop.com/ballen

Nov 19 '05 #3

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Hi Steve,

Just a quick correction, since you have posted this type of response
at least once before. The URL for Xceed Zip for .NET and ASP.NET is
actually the following one:

http://www.xceedsoft.com/products/zipnet

Thanks,
Alex

On Tue, 10 May 2005 11:32:24 -0700, "Steve C. Orr [MVP, MCSD]"
<St***@Orr.net> wrote:
If I was you I'd first try using the J# zip classes:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/is...n/default.aspx

Or you should be able to use this code:
http://www.icsharpcode.net/Ope*nSour.../Default.as*px

Or you could consider calling a command line utility like this:
http://www.i386.info/software/*zip23xn.zip

Or you could consider a 3rd party component such as this:
http://www.xceedzip.com/


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Xceed Software Inc.
http://www.xceedsoft.com

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Email: xL*******@xceedsoft.com (remove the first 'x')
Nov 19 '05 #4

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