ISO files, 7-zip (alpha) and .txt files

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ISO files, 7-zip (alpha) and .txt files

Post#1 by Ed_P » 10 Jan 2017, 06:51

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Clicking on an .iso file opens it in 7-Zip (ALPHA Software). Ok. Clicking a .txt file in the ISO brings up an error window:

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There is no application associated with the given file name extension.
Outside of 7-Zip ALPHA clicking on a .txt file opens it in MousePad. Obviously 7-Zip isn't seeing the Cinnamon file associations. How can this be fixed?

A second question is why are we using Alpha software?? A Beta maybe but Alpha??
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Re: ISO files, 7-zip (alpha) and .txt files

Post#2 by fulalas » 10 Jan 2017, 08:26

Welcome to mimeapps file associations chaos :D Serious, it's a complete mess. I'm fighting against it on LXQt since my first build for Porteus.

I think 7-Zip GUI isn't supported anymore, so you better try another archiver GUI, like Engrampa :good:

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Re: ISO files, 7-zip (alpha) and .txt files

Post#3 by Blaze » 10 Jan 2017, 15:31

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Re: ISO files, 7-zip (alpha) and .txt files

Post#4 by Ed_P » 10 Jan 2017, 16:45

fulalas wrote:try another archiver GUI, like Engrampa :good:
Interesting. Thanks fulalas.
Yes, 7-zip has been around for a long time. I've used it on Windows, heck DOS even I think, for a long time. It hasn't been Alpha in decades!!
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Re: ISO files, 7-zip (alpha) and .txt files

Post#5 by Blaze » 10 Jan 2017, 18:43

What do not work in 7-Zip Alpha?
One thing in 7-Zip that I don't like - he does not support localization.
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Re: ISO files, 7-zip (alpha) and .txt files

Post#6 by donald » 10 Jan 2017, 19:29

Blaze wrote:What do not work in 7-Zip Alpha?
lol...
File > Exit...nope..alt+F4
no preferences
select some files > right click > "add to 7z archive" > no options like name, compression,
where to store etc.
File > open,edit,view etc simply unpacks the file(s) in a random named folder in /tmp
whithout asking/telling you of course.
almost every operation produce tmp-files which will not be removed.
How to add another file to an existing archive?
and so on...
At this point i stopped exploring it any further.
There is already Engrampa in XFCE, no need for the 7z-Gui.

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Re: ISO files, 7-zip (alpha) and .txt files

Post#7 by Blaze » 11 Jan 2017, 16:12

donald wrote:select some files > right click > "add to 7z archive" > no options like name, compression,
where to store etc.
I not confirm this. In Cinnamon compression is present.
Probably, my uca.xml in ~/.config/Thunar/ doesn't have this abilities for Thunar of XFCE

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<action>
    <icon>application-7zip</icon>
    <name>Add to 7z archive</name>
    <name xml:lang="ru">Запаковать в 7z архив</name>
    <unique-id>1406927957138867-15</unique-id>
    <command>7z a %f.7z %N</command>
    <description>Add to 7z archive without dialogs</description>
    <description xml:lang="ru">Запаковать в 7z архив без диалоговых окон</description>
    <patterns>*</patterns>
    <directories/>
    <audio-files/>
    <image-files/>
    <other-files/>
    <text-files/>
    <video-files/>
</action>
but if look at this line

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<patterns>*</patterns>
* is present
donald wrote:There is already Engrampa in XFCE, no need for the 7z-Gui.
+1 I agree with you - "no need for the 7z-Gui", but the CLI version of 7-Zip is need as air and water.
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Re: ISO files, 7-zip (alpha) and .txt files

Post#8 by Blaze » 08 Feb 2017, 19:18

I have done a new module with right click actions for XFCE - Download uca-xfce-actions-by-blaze.xzm
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