i have zip and rar installed on my computer along with Nullsoft Install System how do i fire them from inside a program

im trying to make a helper program for me..ive been making a program and i have to update it alot.

so my questiion is im useing zip.rar, and Nullsoft Install System for distrib media what i want to do is run this program to package my program for distrib ive tryed a few ways and i cant seam to get it to reply back that its doing it and its progress is this posible?? if so whats the code to do it...

if not how would you fire the programs to run them at least..

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JohnnyAuthor Commented:
i guess the next problem will be how the heck do i get the flow of each like how to zip a file etc...

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