Invisible self-extract exe?

Yanno
2005-01-13
2012-12-08
  • Yanno
    Yanno
    2005-01-13

    Some people have contacted me about getting a zip program that has an invisible (self-extract exe) unzip capabliity. I like 7-zip for all the features it boasts, and maybe this could be another one. I'd like to hear thoughts on this too.

     
    • Ares
      Ares
      2005-01-13

      What do you mean by "invisible" exactly?

       
    • I guess he means a self-extract exe which automatically extracts its files in a defined directory without user intervention.

       
    • I am new to 7zip and i am sad to say that the instructions are not easy to understand to a newbie.

      I hv created a 7zip SFX.exe file, now i want to
      autoextract to a directory for example c:\temp

      how do i do that?

       
    • how can i make a 7zip_Sfx.exe auto extract to c:\temp2

       
      • Igor Pavlov
        Igor Pavlov
        2005-01-14

        Now the only way is runtime switch:
        7z.exe -oc:\temp2 -y

         
    • I tried the

      7z.exe -oc:\temp2 -y

      but i still get this picture below. so it isn't totally silent

      http://img2.imagevenue.com/loc33/d9a_Snap1.jpg

       
    • what is the point of extracting something without letting the user know that the "something" in object is beeing extracted?

       
    • Well let see, Installshield, Inno, Wise, Winrar, Quick Batch Compiler and other all hv that feature
      maybe u should also tell them that their /S switch, /VerySilent, /qn switch, and MST are useless.

      it is used for deployment,

       
    • "-bd: Disable Percentage indicator"

      ^^^ Shouldn't that work for disabling the progress bar? Does it not work or am I just not implementing it right?

      e.g. 7z.exe -oC:\Temp2 -y -bd
      or    7z.exe -oC:\Temp2 -y -bd:

       
    • it doesn't work