7zip has no Move command?

I just found that 7-zip, which is a great zipping tool with command line support, does not have a Move command. Never had, still hasn’t.

The semantics of Move should be: Add to archive, and Delete from filesystem if successfully added.

From this description it’s obvious that it’s close to impossible to achieve this functionality in a batch file.

Is there an online petition page for stuff like this?šŸ™‚

4 Responses to 7zip has no Move command?

  1. tquakulinsky says:


    I am also interested in thos function. Perhaps this will be an online petition page for this?šŸ˜‰

    Best regards

  2. Mrbi says:

    I’m want this too…. very good and useful option for extrating files without checking errors, u just have to check if the source file is still exists.

  3. Nikaus says:

    If you add the verification to 7zip and then if you check the raiesed %errorlevel%, you can check if 7zip added correctly the files to archive.
    After that, you can move the file you want to delete in a temporary directory that eventually you delete.

  4. Earl says:

    well you guys are in luck this program is open source so if you want the functionlaity dont complain about it write it ito the program. best of all you dont need Igor Pavlov permission. And I am sure he would be very happy.

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