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Zip needed (scripting......)

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evulfun    0

I have a project I'm working on and have run into a block. I need to have my user press a button or a link on a web page that runs code to grab 3 or 4 files and creates and zip file. This file then has to be moved to the proper folder for download. This is for an automatic update feature of my new software. (The new version is written with a mix of VB6 and FileMaker 5.5)

So I have two questions:

1. Which language should I write the server code in? (I have IIS5 running as my web server, with FileMaker 5.5 Unlimited serving the data.)

2. Could someone point in the right direction to get examples or tutitorials?

Any help would be great.

Evulfun

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+primortal    12,218

I don't know much about filemaker, but with IIS you use either serverzip or sa archive to do server side zip files.

Or create a vbscript to do the same with winzip or pkzip command line app.

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evulfun    0

Thanks, I guess I should have said I'd not like to spend any money if I don't have to. I'd prefer to write anything myself. I already wrote the unzip portion using Info-Zip's dll.

Shouldn't I be able to call the Zip dll on the server side using vb? I haven't done much programming with servers.

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Hypercube    0

Hypothectically or by theory, you should be able to but again I am not an expert at zipping files with vbscript.

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pinhead    0

what about calling the WSH from Vbscript and passing the command to zip using that?

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