warning "name in zip file repeated"

Posted on 2004-07-31
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I have 04 foders that I want to zip into one folder
wzzip  c:\backup\07302004\  c:\backup\07302004\clsinc07302004  c:\backup\07302004\clsshare07302004  c:\backup\07302004\tuc07302004  c:\backup\07302004\users07302004

when I run this batch file the following error shows up:
warning "name in zip file repeated"

warninig " First Full name: c:\backup\07302004\clsshare07302004\cls.dbf"
warninig " Second  Full name: c:\backup\07302004\clsinc07302004\cls.dbf"

So, is there anyway to add a switch either to overwrite or ignore the cls.dbf file ???

Any help?

Question by:Chuckbuchan
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Expert Comment

ID: 11686232
Instead of the above command try using the -p option, like this :

wzzip -p c:\backup\07302004\  c:\backup\07302004\clsinc07302004  c:\backup\07302004\clsshare07302004  c:\backup\07302004\tuc07302004  c:\backup\07302004\users07302004

There is a difference in the case of the options. You should use the small p. There are more options that you can use like recursing subfolders, try -r

You can get a list of all these option in the wzzip help file. try the command wzzip /?

Hope I have been of some help.

Expert Comment

ID: 11686333
I agree with samishra about recursing subdirs...

Don't use this program but all archive utils work more or less the same (commmand-line wise anyway). There should be an option to ignore all errors, assume 'y' on all questions (use if asked to continue after error), or even for overwriting existing files (although normally only in combination with the update/freshen archive switch).
The best way would be to use the recurse subdirs. This will save the directory structure of the folders below the one you want to backup. Remember: in windows you would'nt be able to use the same filename twice in one folder either!

hope this helps,


Author Comment

ID: 11686361
None of the switches above have solved the problem.
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Accepted Solution

samishra earned 500 total points
ID: 11689118
It shopuld have worked. Anyways, you can try combining it with the r option as in

wzzip -rp c:\backup\07302004\  c:\backup\07302004\clsinc07302004  c:\backup\07302004\clsshare07302004  c:\backup\07302004\tuc07302004  c:\backup\07302004\users07302004

Hope I have been of some help.

Expert Comment

ID: 11897491
I do have objections. Why has the Delete request been made? I think we have provided valid responses which have surely helped the user. Or he would (and should) have posted otherwise. I think I should be awarded points.

Hope I was not too rude.. :-)

Expert Comment

ID: 11897685
Thank you, CetusMOD

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