WinZip Command Line Licensed users can directly control and configure WinZip via the command prompt. This free add-on provides automation, compatibility with scripting and .bat files, and an extensive range of command line options.

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The WinZip Command Line provides a command line interface that gives you the power of WinZip without the usual WinZip graphical user interface. It lets you use WinZip directly from the command prompt and from batch (.BAT) files and script languages, making it ideal for automating repetitive tasks. An extensive set of command line options gives you pinpoint control over WinZip's actions.


New! Supports all the latest zipx compression methods for zipping and unzipping

New! Supports the enterprise-wide password feature

Recognizes and supports FIPS policy settings for WinZip Enterprise in Relaxed Mode. (Enterprise only)

Detects WIP (Windows Information Protection). (Enterprise only)

WZZIP now includes XZ Compression using the -eg switch.

WZZIP -m switch now moves files to the Recycle Bin.

Microsoft Installer-based installation and removal.

Improved compression

PPMd and bzip2 compression methods provide greater compression for many types of files.

Supports "Best" method zip operations, which now include the new LZMA and Jpeg compression along with the existing PPMd, bzip2, and WavPack compression methods.

Advanced Zip file security

Easy-to-use, state-of-the-art AES encryption for your sensitive files.

Secure your data

Supports "Password Policies" to designate the minimum length and character set of passwords and passphrases as well as the allowable encryption methods.

The Command Line Add-On has full support for WinZip’s new AES encryption.

Make larger files

Support for the 64-bit extended Zip file format, which for all practical purposes eliminates the existing restrictions on Zip file size and capacity, is included in the Command Line Add-On.

Unicode support for International characters in file names plus Storage

File level comments can now be stored using UNICODE characters.

Windows attachment management support

WinZip works with Windows to block the extraction and execution of dangerous file types from Zip files.

Stores and extracts files with extended time stamps.

Fully documented

All commands and options are documented in a Windows help file for ease of reference.

Tech Specs

WinZip 17 (Standard or Pro) or later AND Microsoft® Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Windows 11.