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nubc


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Sep 2015, 19:03    Post subject:  need Puppy app to zip 6 files into a single package  

Is there a program in the standard Puppy toolkit to zip 6 files into a single zip file? The files to be zipped are 2 directories and 4 executables, to be zipped into a file named update.zip.
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8Geee


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Sep 2015, 19:24    Post subject:  

Many puppies have an app called XArchive in the menu, That will do the trick.
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nubc


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Sep 2015, 19:46    Post subject:  

Well, XArchive is so recursive it's difficult to understand. For example, the Help file says to Cntl + Left Click to select files from a group, but in the Open folder dialog this simply doesn't work. There's a blank at the top of the Open folder dialog, to Name file, but this is pre-selected as a .gz file for some reason. I wrongly assume this is asking for the name of the output .zip file, and when I click Create folder, I get another dialog to name file. The Help file says that the file extension I choose for the output file determines the compression format of the output file, but when I got an output, it was a simple directory folder, not a zip file. It's baffling that the Help file is loaded with all kinds of command line options, yet not even a step-by-step procedure for performing a simple compression operation. Too simple for words, I guess. Just drag and drop, right. By the time I figure out how to use XArchive, I will have forgotten what I was trying to accomplish. And all I'm trying to do is zip a group of files. Are you sure that XArchive is compatible with ROX Filer?
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Semme

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PostPosted: Sun 13 Sep 2015, 20:07    Post subject:  

If everything can go into one folder, look for Don's *right clicks* pkg.
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PostPosted: Sun 13 Sep 2015, 20:16    Post subject:  

Lol do not feel bad, I have to google linux zip each time every year or so to get the right
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PostPosted: Sun 13 Sep 2015, 20:35    Post subject:  

Ted Dog, I took your hint, and zipped the files in 5 minutes. Meh, something is wrong. The original zip file was 348 MB, and this new zip file is 8.2 MB. The two zip files should be about the same size, maybe the new one is slightly larger.
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Semme

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PostPosted: Sun 13 Sep 2015, 20:57    Post subject:  

For XArchive it's, new archive, choose a name, a destination and an extension, then drag'n drop.
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musher0


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Sep 2015, 21:29    Post subject:  

Hi, nubc.

I answered this question in your "strange title" thread, where you first asked it, I guess.
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=863851&sort=lastpost#863851

BFN.

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PostPosted: Sun 13 Sep 2015, 23:18    Post subject:  

nubc,

pArchive is a very nice app written by radky.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=96021&sid=c69b0df10d3ff4a17f727ca4e9e19f50

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8Geee


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Sep 2015, 01:24    Post subject:  

Re: Semme

Yes, thats an ideal way to use XArchive. It stumbles when hidden files need to be found. For example, to create a modular FireFox browser the (dot)mozilla file in root must be loaded... drag-n-drop is key.

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Sep 2015, 04:42    Post subject:  

I took Ted Dog's advice, found a command line tutorial, worked with that. Zipped all the single files, then zipped all the folder files. Musher introduced something new with -y to preserve symlinks, but it wasn't necessary to repeat my efforts, because the resultant zip files were exactly the same size. In any case, the attempt to flash the tablet with an upgrade/update failed, so my interest is no longer there. I learned how to zip with command line, but I can't say I would try XArchive again, not for zipping anyway.
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