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Utility to quickly archive any project to a Zip file.
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This utility cleans Visual C++ Project files (like CleanVC utility does) and then zips all the files under the directory where CleanZipAndGo.exe is located.

Let's say you are working on the following project: C:\MyFTPServer\MyFTPServer.dsw.

Copy CleanZipAndGo.exe under C:\MyFTPServer.

To create a backup of your project and everything under C:\MyFTPServer, double click on CleanZipAndGo.exe.

A DOS Window opens, showing you the progress.

The created file has the following format: [Directory Name]_[Time].zip. So for the MyFTPServer directory, the filename would be something like The number 1052855052 is the date and time. (The time_t value).

To get the date and time from this number, at the command prompt type: CleanZipAndGo.exe 1052855052. It prints Archive date and time Tue May 13 15:44:12 2003.

CleanZipAndGo creates a file named CleanZipAndGo.txt when it backs up a project. This file is useful when you unzip a backup file and then rename the folder name to remove the _1052855052. The CleanZipAndGo.txt contains the original backup filename.

The CleanVC utility and the ZLIB library helped me in creating this little but useful utility.


The archive path is hard coded to C:\Archive.

The maximum ZIP archive file size is set to 100000000 If the Zip file is bigger, it will be split into multiple files but this has not been tested. (My project are not that big !)


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GeneralCool, however major bug found... Pin
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GeneralRe: Cool, however major bug found... Pin
T1TAN5-Oct-05 0:26
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GeneralModified Code to Zip Without deleting Pin
srana26-May-03 19:14
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GeneralRe: Modified Code to Zip Without deleting Pin
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GeneralRe: Modified Code to Zip Without deleting Pin
Shulik28-May-03 1:04
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GeneralModified Code to Zip Without deleting Pin
srana26-May-03 19:12
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GeneralTime string format Pin
Mav Rossi21-May-03 22:49
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GeneralRe: Time string format Pin
Dominique Doucet22-May-03 2:31
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GeneralRe: Time string format Pin
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GeneralRe: Time string format Pin
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GeneralCool! Pin
Nitron21-May-03 14:04
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GeneralRe: Cool! Pin
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