About Echozip 60

Echozip 60 is a stand-alone utility designed to compress existing Ex60 .raw and .out or .bot files into Echoview Software's .ek60 format. It uses the same data compression as Echolog 60.

This page covers:

Running Echozip 60

You can run Echozip 60 in the following ways:

Running Echozip 60 from the command line

To run Echozip 60 from the command line:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.

  2. In the Open box, enter or select Echozip_60.exe (typically located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Echoview Software\Echoview N\Echoview Utilities).
    Note:
    You must enter the full path and filename and enclose the entire string in quotation marks "". N is the Echoview version number.

  3. Add a command to specify how the files to be compressed will be identified.
    Example
    : If you want Echozip 60 to prompt you to enter the file name, the command line should read:

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Echoview Software\Echoview N\Echoview Utilities\Echozip_60.exe -Z"

  4. Add other commands as required.

  5. Click OK.

Note: All commands must be included within the quotation marks.

Running Echozip 60 from a batch file

Add a line to the batch file that:

  1. Identifies the path and filename of the Echozip 60 executable (typically located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Echoview Software\Echoview N\Echoview Utilities).

  2. Includes a command that specifies how the files to be compressed will be identified.

  3. Includes other commands as required.

Example: If you want Echozip 60 to prompt you to enter the file name of the files to compress, the line in the batch file should read:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Echoview Software\Echoview N\Echoview Utilities\Echozip_60.exe -Z

Running Echozip 60 from a shortcut

Before you can run Echozip 60 from a shortcut, you must create a shortcut that includes the required commands.

To create a shortcut to Echozip 60:

  1. Point to Echozip_60.exe
    Note:
    The file is typically located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Echoview Software\Echoview N\Echoview Utilities.

  2. On the Shortcut (right-click) menu, click Create Shortcut.

  3. Move the shortcut onto your desktop, Quick Launch tool bar, or into a folder of your choice.

  4. Point to the shortcut.

  5. On the Shortcut (right-click) menu, click Properties.

  6. Click the Shortcut tab.

  7. In the Target box, after the end quotation marks, add a command to specify how the files to be compressed will be identified.
    Example:
    If you want to create a shortcut that will prompt you to enter a file to compress, the Target box should read:

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Echoview Software\Echoview N\Echoview Utilities\Echozip_60.exe" -Z

  8. In the Target box, add other commands as required.

  9. Click OK.

Note: All commands must be added after the quotation marks.

To run Echozip 60 from the shortcut, double-click the shortcut.

Echozip 60 commands

The following command line parameters can be used either for commands in a batch file, on the command line or in shortcuts.

Command

Description

-c

Display the Compression Settings dialog box before compressing the files. If you do not use this command, the most recently entered compression settings will be used.

-z

Echozip will prompt you to enter a .raw file. The specified file will be combined with any matching .out files or .bot files in the same folder and will be converted to an .ek60 file based on current compression settings.

Note: You cannot use the -f foldername command in conjunction with this command. The .ek60 file will be written to the same folder as the source file.

-z filename.raw

Allows you to specify a .raw file to compress. The specified file will be combined with any matching .out files or .bot files in the same folder and will be converted to an .ek60 file based on current compression settings.

-z foldername

Allows you to specify a folder in which all .raw files will be compressed. .raw files in the specified folder will be combined with the matching .out or .bot files in the same folder and will be converted to .ek60 files based on current compression settings.

-f foldername

Allows you to specify a folder into which the .ek60 files will be saved. If you do not use this command, the .ek60 files will be saved in the same directory as the source (.raw) files.

Note: This command cannot be used in conjunction with the -z command.

-o

Allows you to automatically overwrite existing .ek60 files. If you do not use this command Echozip60 will prompt you for confirmation before overwriting existing files.

Viewing compression results

After an .ek60 file is written, the amount of compression is displayed as a percentage.

Note:

See also

Using Echolog 60
Compression Settings dialog box