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Browsing extension content with peazip
« on: February 15, 2013, 05:36:22 PM »
While not automatically being recognized, after selecting Open as archive from context menu in peazip, the content of an extension can then seamlessly be browsed and further processed   8)



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Re: Browsing extension content with peazip
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 06:32:03 PM »
Cool.

Soooo... I can't seem to get peazip.tcz to download.

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Re: Browsing extension content with peazip
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 06:48:09 PM »
Heh, I didn't claim any peazip extension was existing - all there is is an extension request from me dated from 2010  :P, but that extensions could be browsed with peazip  ;)
peazip is provided upstream in "portable" binaries form, choice of gtk2 or Qt version.
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Re: Browsing extension content with peazip
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 08:39:57 PM »
:)


I'll have to try it out.  Coincidentally, I was just yesterday fooling around with a simple script to unpack and repack an extension.

Can peazip add to (or rebuild with additions) a squashfs file?
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Re: Browsing extension content with peazip
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 11:52:27 PM »
Old flnotify extension you have there, latest is from Jan 2013 ;)
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Re: Browsing extension content with peazip
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2013, 07:36:24 AM »
:)


I'll have to try it out.  Coincidentally, I was just yesterday fooling around with a simple script to unpack and repack an extension.

Can peazip add to (or rebuild with additions) a squashfs file?
Nope.
Extracting - even selective extraction of single files - seems to work fine, and I managed to create a squashfs using "Custom" setting from GUI and pointing to 'mqsquashfs', but to me that is more time consuming than just directly using mksquashfs from CLI.
In brief, I see the benefit in browsing contents of extensions, but even more so of selectively extracting files from an extension whenever desirable, but less so for creating extensions.
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Re: Browsing extension content with peazip
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2013, 07:39:04 AM »
Old flnotify extension you have there, latest is from Jan 2013 ;)
Ok, so this shows actually more details than I would have wished...   :P
Glad it didn't show the age of the BIOS   :o
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Re: Browsing extension content with peazip
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2013, 10:42:45 AM »
Checked out peazip.  It does not seem to support modifying the .tcz archives (nor even rebuilding_with_changes - which is probably a good thing as it would tend to break the "safety" of the extensions.

Altogether a useful program, though.  I think I'll keep it.

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Re: Browsing extension content with peazip
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2013, 10:46:57 AM »
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Glad it didn't show the age of the BIOS

Perhaps you need the latest BIOS.tcz?

In addition to providing some (very) small amusement value, this post will some day annoy the living daylights out of some poor noob using the forum search function.   ;D

Edit: @noobs: there is no BIOS.tcz.  lee 2013-02-16 1427
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Re: Browsing extension content with peazip
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2013, 11:24:53 AM »
Hehe   ;D
Actually... dmidecode.tcz would indeed show age of BIOS   ;)
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