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Command Line Switches

Command Line Switches

Syntax


<switch>::= <switch_symbol><switch_characters>[<option>]

<switch_symbol> ::= '/' | '-' 



On the command line, a switch consists of a switch specifier, either a dash (-) or a forward slash (/), followed by the name of the switch. Switch names cannot be abbreviated.

Some switches take an argument after the switch name. No spaces or tabs are allowed within a switch specification. Switch names are not case sensitive, but arguments can be case sensitive.

Switch can be used in any place in command line.

See also Command Line Syntax for more details about using the command line.

Switch quick reference

SwitchDescription
-- Stop switches parsing
-ai Include archive filenames
-an Disable parsing of archive_name
-ao Overwrite mode
-ax Exclude archive filenames
-i Include filenames
-m Set Compression Method
-o Set Output directory
-p Set Password
-r Recurse subdirectories
-scs Set charset for list files
-slt Show technical information
-sfx Create SFX archive
-si Read data from StdIn
-so Write data to StdOut
-ssc Set Sensitive Case mode
-t Type of archive
-u Update options
-v Create Volumes
-w Set Working directory
-x Exclude filenames
-y Assume Yes on all queries