Go-to Hacks author Paul Bausch shares another productivity problem he’s solved for himself with a bit of hacking:

Windows doesn’t have a command line utility for compressing files (that I know of), and I had to come up with a way to automate some file transfers today. So I whipped up a tiny Perl script that will zip up a file.

He adds that his hack works well with Windows batch files and will save him a bunch of bandwidth. If Paul’s homegrown fix looks like something you could use too, check out his site for the code.