Find Files inside compressed files. (ZIP, CAB, etc.)

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Find Files inside compressed files. (ZIP, CAB, etc.)

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I needed to search for a file inside a CAB file the other day and had to use XP's native search. (Hate it). A nice addition would be the option to search inside support archive files.
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> Find Files inside compressed files. (ZIP, CAB, etc.)

Yes, i had suggested this behaviour too.
Would come very nifty to have this.
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Post by cincura.net »

I think it's not so easy. For example to get list of files in tar.bz2 you need to unpack nearly the whole archive. Next example with password protected RAR (with password protected list of files).

For small files, it can work on-the-fly, but with 300MB tar.bzip, ouh. Maybe will be a good idea to do this via plugin with some extended setup options.
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Post by Stefan »

If i select the archives to search i must know what i do.
If i search from the root of my 300GB HDD i must know it too :wink:

For password protected archives there could be an dialog box like
"Enter password [        ] [Skip] [Skip all] [Cancel]"
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Yes, I know, I was just thinking aloud and chalking out the problems and ways of solution.
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cincura.net wrote:Yes, I know, I was just thinking aloud and chalking out the problems and ways of solution.
Thank you. All suggestion/discuse are highly welcome.
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ALTAP Roadmap - Support for nested archives, searching in archives.
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cincura.net wrote:For example to get list of files in tar.bz2 you need to unpack nearly the whole archive.
To meet this problem, we could have 2 checkboxes: "search in archives providing file list directly" and "search in archives that have to be unpacked to obtain file list" (of course a better wording, it's just about the meaning ;) )

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Re: Find Files inside compressed files. (ZIP, CAB, etc.)

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"Find Files inside compressed files" is not any more on the roadmap http://www.altap.cz/salamander/roadmap/ :(
Did anyone find a good workaround? I do manually unpack all archives to a temp folder, search there, then delete the temp folder - not really nice...
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Re: Find Files inside compressed files. (ZIP, CAB, etc.)

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Georgd wrote:"Find Files inside compressed files" is not any more on the roadmap http://www.altap.cz/salamander/roadmap/ :(
Did anyone find a good workaround? I do manually unpack all archives to a temp folder, search there, then delete the temp folder - not really nice...
Yes, using the Automation plugin.
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Re: Find Files inside compressed files. (ZIP, CAB, etc.)

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tukanos wrote:Yes, using the Automation plugin.
Sounds interesting. I don't find such a script in my Salamander installation - could you please point me to a download page?
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Re: Find Files inside compressed files. (ZIP, CAB, etc.)

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Well, if the pre-installed scripts do not cover your needs, you will have to write your own.

Here is what is pre-instlled:
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To write your own plugin search for automation at http://www.altap.cz/salamander/help/
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