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Compress-Zip Cmdlet

Parameters   Output Objects   Configuration Settings  

The Compress-ZIP cmdlet implements a compressor for ZIP, GZIP, JAR, TAR, and ZIP SFX.

Syntax

Compress-Zip [parameters]

Remarks

The format for compression is specified by the Format parameter.

For Zip, the cmdlet uses the Deflate algorithm specified in RFC 1951 for compression, and writes output compatible with PKZip, WinZip, etc.

The gzip Format is used only to archive a single file. Accordingly, the operation of the cmdlet for this format is simpler than that of the other formats.

For Jar files, the operation of the cmdlet is similar to that of the Zip Format. .class and other files may be added into a .jar file, and then may be imported into Java code or executed by a JVM.

When compressing Tar files, the interface is identical to that of the Zip format and is the same whether gzip compression is used or not.

The ZipSFX Format implements a PKZip-compatible Zip compressor to create a self-extracting archive which will run natively on Windows platforms.

The cmdlets support pipeline input for some of their parameters. Prebuilding an object and piping it to the cmdlet is very useful, but should be used with caution to prevent security conflicts. Steps have been taken to decrease the risk of a possibly accidental pipe to the cmdlet, for instance, the Credential parameter cannot be piped to the cmdlet and must be specified manually.


# compress the contents of a folder into a zip file and password protect the file
compress-zip -Input C:\temp\* -Output C:\tesmpzip34.zip -Password mypassword
# archive the contents of a folder to a tar archive
compress-zip -Input C:\temp\* -Output C:\temptar.tar -format tar
# create a gzipped tar of a specific file
compress-zip -Input C:\temptar.tar -Output C:\temptar.tar.gz -format gzip

Parameter List


The following is the full list of the parameters of the cmdlet with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

LogFileThe location of a file to which debug information is written.
BannerTextOptional banner text to show before the self-extraction starts.
CompressionLevelThe compression level.
ConfigSpecifies one or more configuration settings.
EncryptionAlgorithmThe algorithm used to encrypt files written to the archive.
FileCompressedNameSpecifies the path and filename of the file in the archive.
FormatThe format of the compression used.
InputThe files to be included in the archive.
LogFileThe location of a file to which debug information is written.
OutputThe archive file.
OverwriteWhether or not to overwrite the archive.
PasswordThe password for the zip archive.
RecurseWhether or not to recurse into subdirectories.
ZipCommentThe archive comment.

Output Objects


The following is the full list of the output objects returned by the cmdlet with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ZipFileReturned after creation of a zip file.

Configuration Settings


The following is a list of configuration settings for the cmdlet with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

CodePageThe system code page used for Unicode to Multibyte translations.

 
 
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