Make .EXE File
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Use the Make .EXE File entry in the Actions menu to convert the open archive to a Self-Extracting Archive(SFX). Self-Extracting archives have an extension of .EXE, and can be run as commands. When a self-extracting archive is run, the files in the archive are automatically extracted. This is convenient, because the end user does not need an unzip program (like IZArc) to extract files from these self-extracting archives.
Currently IZArc can make self-extracting archives from 7-ZIP, ACE, ARJ, BH, JAR, LHA, LZH, RAR and ZIP archives.
If you enter the special symbol >< , then the user's temporary directory will be the default extraction directory.
Typically used to view the readme file, but can do anything. There is a predefined symbol that can be used in the command line to tell you which target directory was actually used.
| (Vertical bar) is the command / argument separator.
>< Is the actual extraction directory selected by user.
This will run notepad to show "Readme.txt" in the actual extraction dir.
You can also install .inf scripts, even with support for different sections depending on the operating system:
"><setup.inf" will run the [DefaultInstall] section of "EXTRACTPATH\setup.inf".
"><setup.inf|.ntx86" will run the [DefaultInstall] section if the User's OS is Win95/98,
but [DefaultInstall.ntx86] section if it's Windows NT/2000/XP.
Note: You should always test self-extracting archives before distribution. IZArc will offer to test the archive as soon as it is created. IZArc self-extracting files will add about 40KB to an archive, containing the code necessary for extraction.