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I am trying to simply extract some .tar archives to their current directory using 7-Zip - excluding archives called 'dl.tar'. It should be straight forward - however the exclude flag is not working.

Here is the command;

7z x *.tar -x!dl.tar

The response;

J:\2016-Q4\Mapinfo\Europe\Albania>7z x *.tar -x!dl.tar

7-Zip [64] 9.20  Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov  2010-11-18

Processing archive: dl.tar

Is there something simple i am doing wrong?

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    Try using the -ax switch: Specifies archives to be excluded from the operation. - -ax!dl.tar – Aki Oct 11 '16 at 11:01
  • Ah that worked perfectly. Don't know how i missed that switch. Thanks! – Will Oct 11 '16 at 11:12
  • @Aki : It looks like you have an excellent opportunity for easy reputation points. Post that comment as an official answer, and it looks highly likely to be accepted. – TOOGAM Oct 11 '16 at 12:51
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As previously mentioned in my comment, you can use the -ax switch.

7z x *.tar -ax!dl.tar

Specifies archives to be excluded from the operation.

https://sevenzip.osdn.jp/chm/cmdline/switches/ar_exclude.htm

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