-r (Recurse subdirectories) switch

Specifies the method of treating wildcards and filenames on the command line.


-r[- | 0]
Switch Description
-r Enable recurse subdirectories.
-r- Disable recurse subdirectories. This option is default for all commands.
-r0 Enable recurse subdirectories only for wildcard names.


7z l archive.zip *.doc -r-

lists all *.doc files that belong to the archived root directory in the archive.zip archive.

7z a -tzip archive.zip -r src\*.cpp src\*.h

adds all *.cpp and *.h files from directory src and all it's subdirectories to the archive.zip archive.

7z a archive.7z folder1\

adds all files from directory folder1 and all it's subdirectories to the archive.7z archive.

7z a archive.7z -r folder2\

searches all folder2 directories in all subdirectories, and adds them (including all subdirectories) to the archive.7z archive.

Commands that can be used with this switch

a (Add), d (Delete), e (Extract), l (List), t (Test), u (Update), x (Extract with full paths)

See also

Switches: -i (Include), -x (Exclude)