I am using the 7zip command line to zip-up files. How can I add all files and subdirectorys from a folder to a zip file (.jar archive file)? I used:

7zip.exe a -t7z file.zip C:\folder

Thank you.


I assume you want to use the zip format instead of the 7z format so set -tzip and include the path in quotes in case there is a space in the path.

7z.exe a -tzip "file.zip" "C:\folder"

Check the cmd manual for more details: http://sevenzip.sourceforge.jp/chm/cmdline/commands/index.htm


By specifying the filenames in the appropriate place.

Here's a link explaining the command line arguments for 7-zip: http://www.dotnetperls.com/7-zip-examples

  • Thank you. I know that page, I have it open in another tab. Can I have an example maybe :-/? – DigitalClark Oct 13 '12 at 9:02
  • 7z.exe u -t7z file.zip C:folder* -r? – user978122 Oct 13 '12 at 9:06
  • Yay, that should work, but I can't test it because .jar-Files are not compatible... Thanks anyway. – DigitalClark Oct 13 '12 at 9:48

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