best zip with install feature?


J

JT

WinZip has the nice feature to install by running the setup.exe or
install.exe files within an archive without extracting it. What is the
best freeware zip program that has this feature...or do none of them have
this?
 
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Onno Tasler

JT said:
WinZip has the nice feature to install by running the setup.exe or
install.exe files within an archive without extracting it.
Hmm, there are several program that can do this. I am sure that 7-Zip
can, because I used it exactly for this purpose on several occassions.
You will find it at http://www.7-zip.org/

There was another great program for creating these compressed install
routines that was a kind of PlugIn for PowerArchiver. I do not know if
it is still freeware or available at all since PA went shareware. If it
still exists, it would be my number one for creating compressed
executables for its many abilities.

bye,

Onno
 
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dszady

Trying to get a word in edge-wise "Onno Tasler" wrote in
Hmm, there are several program that can do this. I am sure that 7-Zip
can, because I used it exactly for this purpose on several occassions.
You will find it at http://www.7-zip.org/
7-Zip can.
 
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Terry Orchard

Onno said:
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There was another great program for creating these compressed install
routines that was a kind of PlugIn for PowerArchiver. I do not know if
it is still freeware or available at all since PA went shareware. If it
still exists, it would be my number one for creating compressed
executables for its many abilities.
If I understand what you want, PowerArchiver can do this, and it
doesn't need a plugin, the capability is built into it. I'm running
ver 6.11, which is the last freeware version, I believe. It can create
self-extracting exe files that automatically run setup.exe (or
whatever executable you want) after extraction.

Note that this is not quite the same as running setup.exe from within
the archive without extracting it (as the OP stated). That wouldn't
work if the setup.exe file needs some other file in the archive. FWIW
I don't think Winzip self-extracting installs work that way, either.

Terry
 
M

mike555

JT said:
WinZip has the nice feature to install by running the setup.exe or
install.exe files within an archive without extracting it. What is the
best freeware zip program that has this feature...or do none of them have
this?
I like 7-zip from 7-zip.org
 
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Bill Yerkes

I've got to put a vote in for EnZip for best looking SFX. I do product
releases with this and it gives me the ability to build a small wizard with
my own words, window title, and icon, as well as the ability to launch when
unzipped with or without user intervention (permission).
 
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Onno Tasler

Terry said:
If I understand what you want, PowerArchiver can do this, and it
doesn't need a plugin, the capability is built into it.
I know that PA has a built in compressed exe creator, but there was an
additional program that did only turn .zip -> .exe and was very
powerful. It was written to go along well with PA.

bye,

Onno
 
L

Larry Sabo

[top-post corrected]
Bill Yerkes said:
I've got to put a vote in for EnZip for best looking SFX. I do product
releases with this and it gives me the ability to build a small wizard with
my own words, window title, and icon, as well as the ability to launch when
unzipped with or without user intervention (permission).
I've been trying for months to download EnZip without success, I used
to love it too, but it somehow got removed/cobbled. Every site that
reference it refers to the author's site and that simply refuses to
download for me. Anyone else have this problem or is it just something
about my set-up? I'd love to have it back.

Larry
 
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Duddits

[top-post corrected]
Bill Yerkes said:
I've got to put a vote in for EnZip for best looking SFX. I do product
releases with this and it gives me the ability to build a small wizard with
my own words, window title, and icon, as well as the ability to launch when
unzipped with or without user intervention (permission).
I've been trying for months to download EnZip without success, I used
to love it too, but it somehow got removed/cobbled. Every site that
reference it refers to the author's site and that simply refuses to
download for me. Anyone else have this problem or is it just something
about my set-up? I'd love to have it back.

Larry
I've uploaded EnZip to alt.binaries.freeware

hth

Dud
 
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