I've read several questions on this forum on how to do this but cannot find a way to do this via p7zip. I want to basically have p7zip go through a a directory and turn each top level directory in that directory into a zip or 7zip file. So for example I cd to directory a. I want directory b, c, d, e, etc to turn into their respective compressed files. I'm not an advanced user with the command line. I will get there, so bare with me in asking this question. p7zip by the way is a compression utility that does rar, zip and more through a command line interface.