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Zip Scheduler


Is there a shareware/freeware utility which performs recurring ZIP of folders based on period (start date/end date) and file extensions ? (for a given folder)

Sauron
Saturday, May 22, 2004

My other requirement is also a DataBase log
which tells you that StuffIt.CPP was in CPP0009.ZIP

Sauron
Saturday, May 22, 2004

http://www.winzip.com/prodpagecl.htm

Probably the best place to start. :-)

Philo 

Philo
Saturday, May 22, 2004

nant has a zip task.

mb
Sunday, May 23, 2004

How about this?

ZIP Component

"This component provides industry-standard Zip archive functionality. It is designed to be easy to use. You can pack/unpack a file or folder with a single line of code. If you need to create or extract Zip files on the fly, this component is for you."

http://www.xstandard.com/page.asp?p=C9891D8A-5390-44ED-BC60-2267ED6763A7

Yoey
Sunday, May 23, 2004

Ummm, scheduling things is an operating system kind of thing.

AT (or its variants on Windows NT and above)
The egregious scheduler in '98
crontab in *nix

Simon Lucy
Sunday, May 23, 2004

Assuming that you are running on Windows, you could opt for Perl or install Cygwin and use the *NIX utilities, such as gunzip and cron.

Data Miner
Sunday, May 23, 2004

"Assuming that you are running on Windows, you could opt for Perl or install Cygwin and use the *NIX utilities, such as gunzip and cron."

?

Any reason not to just use the Windows Scheduler? I mean seriously - Perl and cron are serious overkill.

Philo

Philo
Sunday, May 23, 2004

maybe ecopy? 

http://www.ecopy.com.au/?c=itemdetails&i=10

Aussie Poster #7
Monday, May 24, 2004

"Any reason not to just use the Windows Scheduler?"

Simon Lucy may have already answered your question, Philo: The egregious scheduler in '98

Mind you, as I recall the Cygwin cron implementation doesn't work on 98, so it is moot.


Monday, May 24, 2004

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