Tuesday, 1 July 2014


    Creates a zip file from a folder structure and uploads
    it to an FTP site.
    Creates a zip file of all the scripts in the script library, then uses
     system.net.webrequest to uploade it to a web site.
    Uses ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll
    See http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SharpZipLib/
    File Name  : zip-pshscripts.PS1
   Author     : Thomas Lee - tfl@psp.co.uk
   Requires   : PowerShell V2
  NB:The credentials shown here do not work (well they shouldn't)
    Assuming credentials were correct, an example would be
    PS C:\foo> zip-pshscripts.PS1
        Directory: C:\foo

    Mode                LastWriteTime     Length Name
    ----                -------------     ------ ----
    -a---        12/29/2008  11:34 AM      68722 PSScriptLib.ZIP
    Upload Stats:
    226-Maximum disk quota limited to 100000 Kbytes
        Used disk quota 63140 Kbytes, available 36859 Kbytes
    226 Transfer complete.

# Start of script

# First, load the zip library
[void] [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadFrom("C:\foo\bin\ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll")

# Now create a new zip file object
$zip = new-object ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.Zip.FastZip

# Define what to zip and from where
$zipfile  = "C:\foo\PSScriptLib.ZIP"
$zipfrom  = "E:\PowerShellScriptLib"
$recurse  = "true"
$ziptoadd = ".ps1"

# Now create the zip file
$zip.CreateZip($zipfile, $zipfrom, $recurse, $ziptoadd)

ls $zipfile

# Here upload it
$sendto     = "ftp://www.reskit.net/powershell/scriptlib.zip"
$ftprequest = [system.net.ftpwebrequest]::Create($Sendto)
$ftprequest.Method = "STOR"

# Now get the zip file and store it into $fileconents
$file = Get-Content $zipfile
$enc = [system.text.encoding]::default
[byte[]] $filebyte= $enc.getbytes($file)

# Set the length of the file to be sent
$length = (ls $zipfile).length
$ftprequest.ContentLength = $length

# Now upload the file
# Let's assume the ftp server is anonomyous (it's not of course!).
$ftprequest.Credentials = New-Object system.Net.NetworkCredential "anonymous","tfl@psp.co.uk"
$requestStream = $ftprequest.GetRequestStream()
$requestStream.Write($filebyte, 0, $length)

# Close file and get response
$response = $ftprequest.GetResponse();

# Display stats
"Upload Stats:"

# Close response


Prinxess Rabi said...

this source code working well
but I am not happy by its background or some other formating features
which couldnot be handled because some time we need to highlight some words in code that is not supported by this well
I found a very simple code converter at
which converts code without any any formating or color changing no change in code
you can apply the coloring or backgrounds or any of the highlighting of your choice
its available at

Thomas Lee said...

Prinxess - you have a good point and sorry for so long to get around to fixing this issue. My original script formatting tool has gone to meet it's maker so I am having to re-format all the scripts in this blog. It'll be a slow job but eventully...
Thanks for the comment.