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ZIP Files Action

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The ZIP Files action creates a step to create, add, or update files in a ZIP or GZ (gzip) file.  When built, the action finds all matching files and folders (recursively searching for matches if specified) and compresses them into the specified file.  When the step completes, the following temporary macros are created or updated:

ZIP_PROCESS_COUNT = The number of files added or updated in the compressed file


ZIP tab


Options tab



The UNZIP Files action can be used to extract files from ZIP, GZIP, and TAR archives.
The Enhanced Zip Files action can be used for advanced options.
This action is not available in the 64-bit edition of Visual Build.
By default, this action is not displayed (existing steps will still be displayed in the Step panes and will build normally).  To show all hidden actions, right-click in the Actions pane and choose Show Hidden.