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This tab of the ZIP Files action specifies the output file and the input files to be added or updated.


Action: The action to perform on the file (Update and Freshen apply only for ZIP files):

Add always adds any matching files (if the output file does not already exist, it will be created).
Update adds any new files to the output file and replaces any existing items that have been modified more recently than their corresponding version in the output file (if the file does not already exist, it is created).
Freshen replaces only existing items in the output file, and only those that were modified more recently than the version in the output file (the output file is not created if it doesn't exist).
Delete removes files and/or folders from an existing compressed file.


Source folder: The source directory containing the files to add to the ZIP file (optional, will use the current directory if not specified).


Files to process: Used to specify files or folders to specifically include or exclude (optional).  If the Include and Exclude fields are blank, all file and folder names in the Source folder will be included.  To include or exclude files, add each mask on a separate line in the Include and/or Exclude fields.  Masks can be any valid file mask (for instance *.cpp, abc*, xyz*.*, myfile.rc?, etc.).  To include or exclude folders, prefix the line in the Include/Exclude field with the folder name(s) (i.e., abc\xyz\*.txt).


Note: The Enhanced Zip Files action can be used for enhanced filtering options.


Include subfolders: Determines if subdirectories will be searched recursively for matching files.


Note: The Delete action is always recursive.


Don't save path information for files in subfolders: If checked, the folder information for recursed folders is not stored in the output file.


Save full path info: If checked, the full path of each file is stored in the compressed file.  If unchecked (the default), only relative paths of files in subfolders are stored in the output file.


Output file: The output file to add/update the files to (required).  Can be a ZIP, GZ (gzip), or TAR file.  When creating gzip files, the matching files will first be stored in a temporary TAR file, and then the TAR file will be compressed into a GZ file.


Password: Password to encrypt the compressed files in the output file with.  The contents of each file in the output file will be encrypted.


Encryption method: Specifies the encryption method to use (applies only to ZIP files):

PKZIP 2.0-compatible: Uses standard encryption to secure the file using PKZip version 2.0 encryption.
128-, 192-, or 256-bit AES: Uses strong encryption to secure the .zip file using the PKZip version 5.1 Single Password AES Encryption format using 128, 192 and 256 bit key lengths.