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Displays and alters the compression of files or directories

compact [/c] [/u] [/s] [/i] [/f] [/l] filename



Used without parameters, compact displays the compression state of the current directory.


Compresses the specified directory or file.


Uncompresses the specified directory or file.


Specifies that the requested action (compress or uncompress) be applied to all subdirectories of the specified directory, or of the current directory if none is specified.


Ignores errors.


Forces compression or uncompression of the specified directory or file. This is used in the case of a file that was partly compressed when the operation was interrupted by a system crash. Use the /c and /f parameters and specify the partially compressed file to force the file to be compressed in its entirety.


Specifies the file or directory. You can use multiple filenames and wildcards

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