Representing the command-line version of PowerArchiver, PowerArchiver Command Line offers advanced users a simpler method for compressing files and extracting archive content, supplying them with a set of advanced features.
The truth about Command Prompt utilities is that they're much easier to deal with when you have some experience at hand, instead of navigating complex graphical interfaces to get a simple job done, and PowerArchiver Command Line falls in this category.
The application does not require installation, so it can be accessed from any location on the machine, USB flash disk, external hard drive, or similar storage unit. Since files are not installed, no traces remain on the disk after removing it.
Commands supported by this tool let you add, update, refresh, move or delete files from an archive, protect archives with passwords, enable recursive subfolders mode, store relative or full path names, set the compression level, as well as create solid archives (7Z format only). PowerArchiver Command Line is capable of creating many file types, such as ZIP, 7-ZIP, CAB, JAR and TAR.
As we have expected, the tool is very light on the system resources, running on a low amount of CPU and RAM. It has a good reaction speed and finishes a conversion job rapidly and without errors. We have not come across any issues in our tests, since the app did not hang or crash. All in all, PowerArchiver Command Line delivers a straightforward solution to users who prefer a command-line version of the popular compression utility.