Feature #2929

Add SFX files to archives for JD Extract

Added by drbits almost 10 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:01/30/2011
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:040 - FarfarAway


SFX files are exe files created by wrapping an archive with an extraction program.

This means having to check for a signature to determine whether an EXE is:
a) A normal executable program,
b) A Zip archive that has an EXE extension,
c) A 7z archive with an EXE extension, or
d) A rar archive with an EXE extension.

Occasionally, SFX files will have volumes, but those should be handled automatically by the 7z library.

Argument for: They are usually just archives that somebody wanted to make easy to open.
Argument against: Sometimes the SFX wrapper code includes a default directory and/or a call to an enclosed installation program.

Related issues

Related to Feature #431: Grouping: Extraction related bugs and features New 08/27/2009

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