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7-Zip Action Options Tab

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This tab of the 7-Zip action specifies the additional options about the compression operation.


Answer Yes to all prompts: If checked, overwrite queries will be suppressed and files on disk with same filenames as in archive will be overwritten.


Enable Large Pages mode: Large Pages mode can increase speed of compressing, but this can result in a delay at start of compressing for allocating large pages. Also Task Manager doesn't show real memory usage of program when using large pages. This feature works only on Windows 2003 / XP x64 / Vista / 7, and Visual Build must be running with administrative privileges. Recommended size of RAM: 1 GB or more. To install this feature you must run 7-Zip File Manager at least once, close it and reboot system.


Delete existing output file before starting: If checked and the output file exists, it is deleted before the compression operation starts (use only with Add or Update actions).


Show technical information when listing: If checked, detailed information will be included for the List action.


Create self-extracting archive: If checked, creates a self extracting archive executable.  The SFX module can be specified in the next field (optional; the standard console SFX module will be used if not specified).


Temp folder: Sets working directory for temporary base archive (optional, uses the same directory as the old base archive file if not specified).


Additional command-line options: Use this field to enter any additional 7z command-line options to be added to the call that is constructed (see Command Line Version in the 7-Zip help file for details on available options).  Use this to supply flags that are not explicitly supported via the action fields.


Override the 7-Zip executable filename: If not specified, the action locates 7z.exe automatically.  If the action is unable to locate the command-line tool or multiple versions are installed, enter the full drive+path+filename to 7z.exe here.