I have one folder which will contain below mentioned files:


Out of which destiny1.txt, destiny4.txt, destiny6.txt are from batch1.

I am using 7zip to zip the files.

Can I pass these 3 files in a single step to create DestinyTest.zip?

Is it possible?


Can I pass these 3 files in a single step to create DestinyTest.zip

You can use the command line version of 7zip which is 7z.

From a command line:

7z a -tzip DestinyTest.zip destiny1.txt destiny4.txt destiny6.txt
  • a - Adds files to archive.
  • -tzip - Specifies the type of archive (we are creating a zip archive).

Further reading

  • Works for me - provided I don't comma-separate the file names. – RonaldPK Feb 15 '17 at 17:58
  • @RonaldPK You're correct. Answer updated. Thanks. – DavidPostill Feb 15 '17 at 18:00
  • The -T option is redundant, since 7-Zip infers the type from the extenion. It is also noteworthy that you must remember that there are two 7-Zip programs; 7z.exe is the command line interface, while 7zFN.exe is the graphical interface. – David A. Gray Oct 11 '17 at 7:05

If you have a file listing the files to make the zip, eg

create a list of files to archive, one on each line. This is an @-list, from DOS days, a number of proggies will do this for each line.

You can create such a file with dir /b destin*.* > zipme.lst, and then remove lines in a ascii editor (notepad or edit).

type zipme.lst destiny1.txt destiny4.txt destiny6.txt 7za a -tzip DestinyTest.zip @zipme.lst

This will find zipme.lst, and add all the files listed in it. It can be longer than the command-line, and you have some control over it.

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