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Sample scripts are provided as-is with no warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. These scripts are solely intended to demonstrate techniques for accomplishing common tasks. Additional script logic and error-handling may need to be added to achieve the desired results in your specific environment.



Robo-FTP includes built-in support for unzipping .zip files using the UNZIP command. However, sometimes customers need to work with archives in other formats like .gz, .bz2, etc.

Native support for these additional file formats is planned for a future version of Robo-FTP, but the current version (3.9) does not include support for these formats.

You can use Robo-FTP's EXEC command to call a separate utility to handle these file formats.

This sample script shows how to use the EXEC command to call gzip to extract a .gz archive.

First, download the freely available Windows version of gzip from here:

Extract that zip file into the Robo-FTP installation directory (C:\Program Files (x86)\Robo-FTP 3.9 for Robo-FTP 3.9 on a 32-bit system by default).

Modify the second line of the script to point to the full path of the archive you want to extract.

  1  SET program = %installdir + "\gzip.exe"
  2  SET file = "c:\data\myfile.gz"
  3  EXEC program /passargs "-d" file

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