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convert_to_zip.s

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Wildcards are supported with the ZIP script command, but this does not always produce the desired effect.

For example, let's say that you have a directory with the following three files:

test1.csv
test2.csv
test3.csv

The following command will produce a single zip archive named "zipped_files.zip" that contains all three of the above files:

 ZIP "zipped_files" "*" /create

If your goal is to produce a separate zip archive for each of the files listed above, then using a wildcard as above will not work.

In cases like this you need to use the GETNEXTFILE command to identify the file(s) and then pass the file name in a variable to the ZIP command. Doing this inside of a loop will enable GETNEXTFILE to find all of the files that match a given wildcard pattern.

This sample script demonstrates this technique by iterating over a directory of .csv files and converting each one into a zip file with the same base name as the original file.

If you start off with the list of files above, this sample script will produce the following files:

test1.zip
test2.zip
test3.zip


  1  WORKINGDIR "C:\PATH\TO\MY\FILES"
  2  :loop
  3  GETNEXTFILE "*.csv"
  4  IFERROR= $ERROR_NO_FILE_FOUND goto no_more_files
  5  SET source = %nextfile
  6  ;; The following command splits off the .csv extension
  7  ;; and assigns the base part of the filename to the variable "target"
  8  SETRIGHT target = source 4 /split

  9  ;; If the original file is "test1.csv" then you will end up with
 10  ;; a file named "test1.zip"
 11  ZIP target source /create

 12  DELETE source
 13  GOTO loop
 14  :no_more_files
 15  ;; Done processing

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