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Command Line Parameters

Bandizip (Bandizip.exe) and its console application (bz.exe) support the following command line parameters:


# Bandizip.exe <archive> 
# Bandizip.exe <command> [<switches>...] <archive> [<files>...] [<path_to_extract>]
# Bandizip.exe <bcommand> [<switches>...] [<files>...]
# bz.exe <command> [<switches>...] <archive> [<files>...] [<path_to_extract>]

<archive>

Perform the default task specified in Settings. (Usually open an archive.)


<command>

a Add files to archive
x Extract files with full paths
t Test integrity of archive
d Delete files from archive
c Create new archive (Overwrite existing one with the same name)
cd Display “New Archive” dialog box
rn Rename files in archive
l List files from archive (Only with bz)

<bcommand> Batch Commands

bc Compress multiple files/folders with the name of each.
If existing archives have the same name, (archive-name) (2), (archive-name) (3) … are created. If a destination folder is not specified, the archives are created in the folder where each of the original files exists.
bx Extract files from multiple archives to a destination folder.
If a destination folder is not specified, the files are extracted to the folder where each of the archives exists.
bt Test integrity of each archive.

<switches>

- Stop switch parsing
-l:<0...9> Set compression level (0: store, 5: default, 9: maximum)
-r- Disable recurse subdirectories (default)
-r Enable recurse subdirectories
-aoa Overwrite existing files without prompt
-aos Skip and not overwrite existing files
-aou Auto-rename extracted files
For example, name.txt → name (2).txt
-sfx:[{name}] Create SFX archive and set full paths of SFX STUB
-zopfli Use Zopfil as default encoder (slow)
-p:{password} Set password for archive
-o:{dir} Specify destination folder
-storeroot:yes Store root directory as top-level folder of archive
-y Assume Yes on all queries
-y2 Close (de)compression windows on task completion if no error occurs
-ex:{list} Specify list of files to exclude when compressing
-ex:hello.txt
-ex:"*.bak"
-ex:"*.bak;*.tmp"
-ex:*\.git
-root:{dir} Specify root directory in archive when compressing
-root:top_folder
-fmt:{fmt} Specify archive format
(zip, zipx, exe, tar, tgz, lzh, iso, 7z, gz, xz)
-v:{size} Specify volume size
(-v:1000000 -v:1440k -v:100MB ...)
-cmt:{comment} Set ZIP file comment
(-cmt:Hello, -cmt:"Hello World!")
-cmtfile:{filepath} Specify path of txt file used as ZIP file comment
(-cmt:mycomment.txt, -cmt:"c:\test\my comment.txt")

<switches> (Only with Bandizip)

-email Compress and email
-target:dlg Display a dialog box asking to specify a destination folder, and extract files to an archive-name folder in the destination folder.
If any folder is specified with -o, it is the default folder of the dialog box.
-target:auto Extract files to a destination folder using Extract Here (Smart) feature.
If a destination folder is not specified, the files are extracted to the folder where each of the archives exists.
-target:name Extract files to an archive-name folder in a destination folder.
If a destination folder is not specified, the files are extracted to the archive-name folder in the folder where each of the archives exists.

<switches> (Only with bz)

-list:v When using command l, show the detailed information of the files.
-list:s When using command l, show only the names of the files.
-consolemode:ansi Save output txt file in ANSI.
-consolemode:utf8 Save output txt file in UTF-8.

Examples

Open archive

Bandizip.exe sample.zip

Create new archive (Overwrite existing one with the same name)

Bandizip.exe c c:\sample.zip c:\src\

Bandizip.exe c c:\sample.zip c:\src1\ c:\src2\

Add files to archive

Bandizip.exe a c:\sample.zip c:\src\sample.txt

Bandizip.exe a c:\sample.zip c:\src\sample1.txt c:\src\sample2.txt

Bandizip.exe a c:\sample.zip c:\src\*.txt c:\src\*.jpg

Delete files from archive

Bandizip.exe d c:\sample.zip sample.txt

Bandizip.exe d c:\sample.zip *.txt

Extract files to destination folder

Bandizip.exe x -o:c:\dest\ c:\sample.zip

Add files to archive, set password as Passw0rd, overwrite existing files without prompt, and close the dialog box

Bandizip.exe a -y -p:Passw0rd test.zip c:\src d:\src

Extract files from multiple archives to one folder

Bandizip.exe bx -o:c:\dst a.zip b.zip c.zip

Extract files from multiple archives to a destination folder using Extract Here (Smart) feature

Bandizip.exe bx -o:c:\dst -target:auto a.zip b.zip c.zip

Compress multiple folders (a,b c) with the name of each folder (a.zip b.zip c.zip)

Bandizip.exe bc a b c

Specify top-level folder of archive

Bandizip c -root:top test.zip abc.txt


(bz.exe) Create new archive

bz c test.zip test


Rename files in archive

Rename abc.txt to xyz.txt

Bandizip rn test.zip abc.txt xyz.txt

Rename in subfolder abc.txt to xyz.txt

Bandizip rn test.zip sub/abc.txt sub/xyz.txt

Rename AAA.txt to XXX.txt and BBB.txt to YYY.txt

Bandizip rn test.zip AAA.txt XXX.txt BBB.txt YYY.txt

Extract files using wildcards

Use wildcards in filenames to extract files or to test archives

Bandizip x *.zip

Bandizip t ABC??.zip