SUMMARY: CAM UnZip can zip and unzip files for Windows with a GUI or at the DOS prompt.
CAM UnZip is a free (for personal use) zip and unzip application for Windows. When unzipping archives, files can be viewed with the operating system's default application without extracting the full .zip file. If present in the file, a setup application can optionally be run after extraction. The software can create new archives from scratch or files can be added to an existing archive via drag-and-drop. Archives can be encrypted if desired.
CAM UnZip supports a command line interface. Simply run cuz.exe from the DOS prompt, then pass it two parameters - a .zip file and the destination directory - to unzip it. To zip files, pass the -a parameter, the name of the .zip file, and follow it by the names of files to compress or * to compress all files in the current directory. More options (including -q to hide the program's interface) can be found in the included help documentation underneath "Advanced Features".
Examples (assuming you have placed the directory to CAM UnZip in your system Path):
cuz c:\downloads\songs.zip c:\music
Extracts c:\downloads\songs.zip into the c:\music directory.
cuz -a c:\music\moresongs.zip *
Creates a new ZIP file c:\music\moresongs.zip consisting of all files in the current directory.
The software can be downloaded at the following address:
* CAM UnZip: http://www.camunzip.com/
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