|Options : Archives
In addition to internally supported zip archives,
Synchronize It! can work with most other archive types by
using external archivers. Configuration for these archives support
will be stored in additional file, usually wndsync.arc, or in
Registry. Now you can edit external
archivers settings directly in Options.
Preconfigured archiver doesn't work?
Please note that Synchronize It! has to invoke external
packer directly, so if it not available in standard folders, you
may need to enter full path to archiver tool.
How to add support of another archive type?
To add your own archive type, you will need to check switches
and listing format for this tool. Alternatively, contact us and we'll try to help you.
||Program used to pack files into archive
||If another program is required for unpacking, specify it
||List of common file extensions for this archive type, separated
with space (ex: lzh lz)
||Command to generate listing of archive content. Result listing
should include all necessary information, like file date, size and
||Substring in content listing, declaring that actual files are
listed below. This is used to skip copyright and other general
information from listing
||Similary to List begin, this is string which can be found after
all files in listing
||Format description - used to parse information in listing
||Command to add files to archive
||Command line to delete files from archive
||Command to extract file from archive
||Check, if archive support long file names
||Declares alternative method of getting information from
archiver - only set it if you can't get archive working without
||Set it if you have problems with file names in non-English
All commands can include next parameters:
- %p - pack tool;
- %u - unpack tool;
- %A - archive name;
- %F - file name.
To read information from listing produced by
archiver, Synchronize It! have to know format of this file.
lformat key describes it by using string of next format:
- '|' is a word delimiter,
- X - unused word (like packed size, attributes,
- L - original file length,
- MM-dd-yy - date format (MM for month, dd-day,
- hh:mm - time format (hh-hours, mm-minutes,
- N - full file name,
- N! - file name at the line and (to use possible spaces
- C - CRC32 (cyclical redundancy check).
Synchronize It! can use this value to compare files in
archive, if "Compare files of same size" in StartDialog is set. If
you do not want to use CRC, simply replace it with X mark.
Some archivers use system date format in listing.
For this case there is special format values:
- date - date in system format;
- datey - same as above, but year is always last.
Also, format line can start with several
'$', meaning to merge 2 or more lines into one.