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7za.exe   [Q]

By: Alan P Brown     UK  
Date: Mar 22,2012 at 11:21
In Response to: 7za.exe (Ron Metzger)

> > >> in the helpfile of the 7-Zip version that my Company has
> licensed
> > >> ... version 4.65
> You can still get the Command Line (stand Alone) version in the
> 7z_extra.7z file. It is not contained in the standard .exe or .msi
> installers.
>
> href=http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/files/7-Zip/9.22/>v9.22
> (beta) 7z922_extra.7z redirected link
>
> href=http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/sevenzip/7-Zip/9.22/7z922_extra.7z?r=http%3A%2F%2Fsourceforge.net%2Fprojects%2Fsevenzip%2Ffiles%2F7-Zip%2F9.22%2F&ts=1332359015&use_mirror=iweb>v9.22
> (beta) 7z922_extra.7z direct link
> http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project...9.22%2F&ts=1332359015&use_mirror=iweb
>
> href=http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/files/7-Zip/9.22/>7-Zip
> v9.22 (beta) download page
>

It seems that the 7z installer does not add itself into the PATH. Obviously, I could add it to the path. However, there are a lot of programs that are just single executables, so I keep a "general executables" directory in my path. So it suits me to just drop 7za into that directory.
Hence, my personal preferences are either the original "%ProgramFiles%\7-Zip\7z.exe" OR "7za.exe". "7z.exe" is just not consistent with the way 7z installs.
Have to admit though, that 7za is rather hidden away these days (under "extras", as noted by Ron).

However, my original point was just that most of the lines were "7za.exe", but a few were "7z.exe" with no apparent need for the difference.

Alan

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