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Batch File: 7z.exe - DIR /s /b : Searching withing a ZIP file

Posted on 2010-08-17
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Hi there,

In Windows Explorer, when a right-click on a foler an performs a search command, the search will also be done in ZIP files.

I need to do the same by using a command line.

I tried dir /s /b ".\All my zip files\*my needed document*.xls without success.

Thanks,
Rene
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Hi again,

If I am not mistaken, windows kind of unzips the zip files on-the-fly to be able to show you which files are in there or to let you search in them, however you can not just manipulate it like a directory as-is.

What exaclty do you want to do after the search ? With 7z you could '7z l yourArchive.7z' and, combined with the 'find' command' search for the specific string.
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Makes sense.

Also knowing that Windows kind of Unzips the file to perform a search with in it, I then expect that I faile search within ZIP files will take ages.

I could also create an Index file, linking buth the files it containes and the ZIP file itself.

Lets see what others have to say about this.

Cheers,
Rene
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by:Bill Prew
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Not sure if I'm missing something, but using 7zip isn't this as simple as:


7z l file.zip "*my needed document*.xls"

or, if you need to search embedded folders in the zip:

7z l -r file.zip "*my needed document*.xls"

~bp
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by:Bill Prew
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And if you want to search many ZIPS, then something like this:

7z l *.zip "*my needed document*.xls"

~bp
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Thanks guys,
Rene
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