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Offline jls

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[REQUEST] filetool/xfiletool gui
« on: September 13, 2012, 02:06:14 AM »
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Offline curaga

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Re: [REQUEST] filetool/xfiletool gui
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2012, 06:58:14 AM »
What would it do? Anything more than just launch a text editor for each?
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Re: [REQUEST] filetool/xfiletool gui
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 07:05:13 AM »
2 panels, on the left the file system, on the right the content of filetool & xfiletool, plus buttons for remove & add entries.
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Re: [REQUEST] filetool/xfiletool gui
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 07:41:30 AM »
im really not trying to diss something here but for my users the file tool concept is to complex and for those who understand and need it, they know how to use a file editor.
i beleave the filetools are mostly for power users, managers and spinoff developers.

I know this is not the place but i would like to know more about your ecore concept.

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Re: [REQUEST] filetool/xfiletool gui
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 08:10:32 AM »
While a point and click environment might make it easier to update these files, you still need to understand how
.filetool.lst  and  .xfiletool.lst  interact. Otherwise you won't get the results you expect.

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Re: [REQUEST] filetool/xfiletool gui
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 12:22:18 PM »
But i guess it would be an obvious (and big) extension of the already existing GUI tool "filetool" accessible from the ControlPanel now its there anyways :) and it would also make it more usable as a real backup tool on frugal installs :))

Offline coreplayer2

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Re: [REQUEST] filetool/xfiletool gui
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2012, 12:59:36 PM »
I think the intention is to have a tool which ensures successful backup with filetool and xfiletool compliance without the need to know how they interact and have the backup perform as desired.   
I know that most my backup errors are self induced, a copy of filetool.lst and xfiletool.lst are needed for the other occasions..   While weird things can and do happen, most issues can be recognized with " filetool.sh -d " command.    A utility that would help prevent or reduce the need for diagnosing a backup could be beneficial to many.


   

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Re: [REQUEST] filetool/xfiletool gui
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2012, 08:36:10 AM »
In some earlier versions there was a tool "Add_to_Filetool", which was just
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/usr/bin/add2file /opt/.filetool.lstbringing up a  GUI file selector, allowing to append a filename.

My search to find anything related in release notes was unsuccessful, so no idea when and why that changed.
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Re: [REQUEST] filetool/xfiletool gui
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2012, 10:20:08 AM »
It was deemed not worthy of the space it occupied, as it was reportedly rarely used.
BTW, add2file is still in the fltk_projects source directory.
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Re: [REQUEST] filetool/xfiletool gui
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2012, 10:52:37 AM »
Understood.
I had noted it was still in current source dir in my quest to find out at what time it had been removed; had been wondering if there was any relation with "editor" being introduced.
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Re: [REQUEST] filetool/xfiletool gui
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2012, 08:52:37 PM »
You have a good memory! The introduction of the editor was indeed the reason.
Add2file was added mainly because users were forced to use, the then only editor in the base, vi.
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Re: [REQUEST] filetool/xfiletool gui
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2012, 10:33:03 PM »
Considering request for v4.7
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Re: [REQUEST] filetool/xfiletool gui
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2012, 02:55:27 PM »
I have revisited and expanded and filetool GUI with this request in mind.
Look for it in 4.7rc1.
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