[ANN] cdrom catalog scripts
anton at vredegoor.doge.nl
Sat Jun 22 21:06:03 CEST 2002
Name : Cdrom catalog scripts.
Description : Some scripts to browse directories offline. Zip archives are
treated as subdirectories.
Dependencies: Python distribution with idle
Tested : On windows 2000 and 98 SE with python 2.2
Audience : Hobby programmers with a low budget. For example I myself do
a lot of archiving and backupping by packing files into a
zip archive and later on I burn these files onto a cdrom.
There's a nice little tool called catfish to inspect
directory listings of cdroms but it doesn't look into
zipfiles. That's why I wrote this utility. Of course now
that its there there's no reason anymore for those
applications that do exactly this to hide themselves for me.
That's another reason why I wrote this.
Warning : This is just a first trial so don't be surprised if
something goes wrong. Use at your own risk, provide feedback
to make it better.
Usage : Just put a CD in the drive, run dirdict.py and point it to
the CD or any other drive or directory structure that needs
to be stored. Have patience, it may take a while. The
program returns to ask for a place to store a file. Make
sure the extension is ".zid". Then run ziptree.py to open
the zidfile that was just created.
The cdromcatalog scripts are:
dirdict.py : A utility to store a directory structure in a file with
extension ".zid", Zip archives are treated as
subdirectories, but zipfiles inside zipfiles are not -yet-
ziptree.py : A utility to view .zid files. It can be run without
arguments it will then ask for a filename to open, this file
should be produced first by using dirdict.py. Alternatively
it could be used with a file type association. The
commandline should then be something like this (adjust for
the cdromcatalog directory):
d:\python22\pythonw.exe f:\cdromcatalog\ziptree.py "%1"
License : BSD style, use at your own risk.
Contact : For questions and comments I can be reached at
<anton at vredegoor.doge.nl>
Author : Anton Vredegoor, july 2002
Download : http://home.hccnet.nl/a.vredegoor/cdromcatalog/cdromcatalog.zip
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