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I have tried this many times but not yet got it. How to use 7zip to zip directory without one directory inside other. Like:

I have a folder /home/files/ and inside that, directory1/ and directory2/.

So how to 7zip files without directory1/

One example what I had tested:

7z a -t7z /home/backups/backup /home/files -x!/directory1
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Use find in conjunction with your command 7z

find /directory/to/zip -maxdepth 1 -type d ! -name "ExcludeMe" -exec 7z {} +

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