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Create a self-extracting archive for win32 using 7-zip

Terminal - Create a self-extracting archive for win32 using 7-zip
cat /path/to/7z.sfx /path/to/archive > archive.exe
2009-03-09 00:54:33
User: asmoore82
Functions: cat
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Create a self-extracting archive for win32 using 7-zip

using `cat` under *NIX - just because you help manage M$ Windoze

*doesn't* mean you should have to resort to using it!

You can also make custom win32 installers with the 7zip "extras" package:

cat /path/to/7zSD.sfx /path/to/config.txt /path/to/archive > setup.exe

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Cool! I don't suppose you could do this for 32-bit linux?

Comment by bwoodacre 404 weeks ago

It's not really practical for Linux because distros will already come with a proper set of archive tools

Also, heed the warning in 7zip's manpage:

[quote]

DO NOT USE the 7-zip format for backup purpose on Linux/Unix because :

- 7-zip does not store the owner/group of the file.

[/quote]

Comment by asmoore82 403 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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