Need a command-line zip utility for Vista
Posted on 2009-04-21
I am using mysqldump to dump the contents of a database (on a remote server) into a text file. The output file can get rather large, often upwards of 100Mb. I can use a Windows compressed (zip) folder to shrink the output file down to a bit over 1Mb, but Windows doesn't provide a mechanism to do this compression from the command-line.
Does anybody know of a decent command-line (only) zip program that will run at the Vista command prompt which either:
1) doesn't have to be installed on the system to be used (preferable) or
2) doesn't overwrite Windows compressed (zip) folder default functionality?
Additionally, it should not open a GUI during its processing and it should wait for the command (at the command-line) to complete before moving on to the next command in the script.
(WinZip overwrites Windows default functionality. FreeByte Zip opens a GUI when run from the command line, and the command-line script doesn't wait for the GUI to complete before continuing.)